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Thinking of studying at GSA? We offer a range of opportunities throughout the year to get the right application information at the right time, online and in person.

A full list of our upcoming events at the GSA, online and around the world is available here.


Undergraduate Open Days

These might be for you if:

  • You haven’t visited Glasgow before
  • You would like to find out more general information on programmes in person.

These larger events are for wider interest and include diagnostic talks, an information hall and talks about direct entry to years 2 + 3, and careers/enterprise. You might also be able to book on an Insider’s guide to the city tour by one of our student guides (limited numbers apply).

Undergraduate Open Days take place annually in October.

The presentation given at the Introduction to Art School Days in 2018 is available as a PDF to download here.


Postgraduate Open Studios

These might be for you if:

  • You haven’t visited Glasgow before
  • You know which creative area you want to apply to
  • You would like to find out information on postgraduate programmes in person.

Join us for school-specific studio drop-ins on 16 January and 7 February to find out more about our programmes and meet staff and students. Drop-ins are informal in nature but we ask you to please register to attend via Eventbrite.

16 January

7 February


Pre-Application Advice Sessions 

These might be for you if:
  • You know which programme you would like to apply to
  • You are a prospective undergraduate student
  • You are in the process of making an application to GSA or are about to make one. 

This is an opportunity to pop in to GSA and visit a specific department as part of a small specialist group. Visit the department, ask more direct questions in person with other applicants and interact with staff and students. You will receive advice directly from that department on applying to them, submitting a portfolio, producing a personal statement, and attending an interview.

Pre-Application Advice Sessions take place annually in October.


vOpen Days

Virtual Open Days (vOpen Days) might be for you if:

  • You are thinking about studying either at GSA or an art school education generally
  • You are not sure which programme of study might suit you
  • You want to know more about entry requirements, how to apply and studying in Glasgow
  • You live somewhere that might make it difficult to travel to GSA
  • You have a question and would like to speak to someone at GSA
  • You have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone and wifi

Come online with GSA to experience our virtual Open Days. Here you can browse our programmes virtually and meet some of our staff, and register for a range of helpful advice sessions and group Q+As with our programme tutors and dedicated admissions team on topics from our programmes to portfolios, visas and accommodation.

vOpen Days are available to book on a series of dates throughout the year, details here.