English for Creative Disciplines

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

How to Apply

Applications are made directly to the School. Download the application form at the bottom of the page and email it to pre-sessional@gsa.ac.uk

Assessment

The Course features a combination of formative and summative assessments. The former focuses on informal and formal procedures throughout the duration of the course which allow the teacher and the student to monitor the progress and adjust teaching and learning in order to ensure staying on track. The latter aims to evaluate the student learning at given points of the course.

Cost
The cost of the programme includes tuition, materials and course related field trips (but not accommodation). It is payable in full, prior to students being issued with their CAS. There are three different costs depending on the length of the programme chosen by the student. Please refer to the Entry Requirements section.

Anna Rolinska

Programme Overview

The Pre-Sessional English for Creative Disciplines Course constitutes discipline-specialist language provision tailored to the needs of international students who have been offered a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at GSA on the condition that they improve their English up to a level required by a given GSA programme.

This intensive bridging programme offers a unique opportunity to study English and essential academic skills in the context of the creative disciplines (Art, Design and Architecture), their specialist learning methodologies, practices and processes, enriched by immersion in the British and Scottish culture.

Based on close entwining of content and language as well as inquiry-based learning, the course intends to help the students not only to improve their language skills but also develop discipline-specific practices and so successfully transition to study on their prospective programmes.

Entry Requirements

In order to apply for the Pre-Sessional Course in the Creative Disciplines, students have to have a conditional offer for any GSA programme which requires them to improve their language skills up to a level required by the prospective programme. These requirements will be different for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and so they affect the entry requirements for the Pre-Sessional Course - see the Course Options section for details. IELTs must have been taken at an approved test centre within 2 years of the proposed course start date.

There are three different course lengths depending on the student’s current IELTS scores: 12, 8 and 4 weeks. 

12 week course

This course is recommended if:

  • The prospective programme has a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (with no individual skill lower than 6.0), and your current IELTS score is 6.0 overall (with no skill lower than 5.5)
  • The prospective programme has an language requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall (with no individual skill lower than 5.5), and your current IELTS score is 5.5 overall (with no skill lower than 5.0)

The 12 week course covers Modules 1, 2 + 3. The start date is 17 June 2019, and the fee is £3,950.

8 week course

This course is recommended if:

  • The prospective programme has a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (with no individual skill lower than 6.0), and your current IELTS score is 6.0 overall (with no more than one skill at 5.5)
  • The prospective programme has an language requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall (with no individual skill lower than 5.5), and your current IELTS score is 5.5 overall (with no more than one skill at 5.0).

The 8 week course covers Modules 2 + 3. The start date is 15 July 2019, and the fee is £2,850.

4 week course

This course is recommended if:

  • The prospective programme has a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (with no individual skill lower than 6.0), and your current IELTS score is 6.5 overall (with no more than one skill at 5.5)
  • The prospective programme has an language requirement of IELTS 6.0 overall (with no individual skill lower than 5.5), and your current IELTS score is 6.0 overall (with no more than one skill at 5.0)

The 4 week course covers Module 3. The start date is 12 August 2019, and the fee is £1,450.

See the Student Guide for full details on the courses available.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at Blythswood House, situated in the centre of Glasgow. Further information can be found here. Please state that you are attending the Pre-Sessional English course at GSA when making enquiries.

Making an application

Download the application form here and email it to pre-sessional@gsa.ac.uk

Any enquiries can be made to pre-sessional@gsa.ac.uk