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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.


Introduction to Art School 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).

Introduction to Art School Days are taking place on the following dates:

Undergraduate: 25 Oct + 1 Nov, 10am – 3pm (Book online via Eventbrite here)

Postgraduate: 24 Nov, 11am – 3pm (Book online via Eventbrite here)


A Student Guide to the City:

Explore GSA's Glasgow with our student guides 

If you are visiting GSA as part of Introduction to Art School Days and/or Pre-Application Avice Sessions then you, your friends and family are invited to join GSA's student guides for a free and exclusive guide to our city.

From Blythswood House to the Trongate area, our team of student guides will illuminate the city's architectural legacy, internationally acclaimed contemporary arts scene and design impact of graduates from GSA. Explore the vibrant arts scene and fertile creative ground that makes this city unique, with current GSA students. Find site specific sculpture installed in the city and visit the cultural hotspots, favourite haunts, architecture, spaces and places frequented by Glasgow’s creative community.

We recommend booking to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 20 per tour. Book online until 1 day before the tour to ensure availability of your selected date and time slot, and receive instant email confirmation.

Tours last 2.15 minutes finishing with a half hour coffee break, for prospective students to speak to our student guides on all aspects of life in Glasgow and at GSA. Book a free place online here.


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 coming soon.


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 are held in Autumn each year. Dates for 2019 will be available in due course.