The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe's top university-level institutions in the visual creative disciplines. Based in the heart of Glasgow with connections across the globe, our studio-based teaching and world-leading research spans art, design, architecture, innovation and technology, making a significant difference to contemporary society.

Photo: Elaine Livingstone - MFA Interim Show, The Glue Factory, 2024.

Study at the GSA

Studying at the GSA is an immersive creative experience, with studio-based programmes across our four specialist schools: Fine Art, Design, Architecture, and Innovation & Technology. Explore our degree programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and MPhil/PhD levels, as well as short courses, portfolio classes and exchange and study abroad options.

Alejandro Ruiz Ruiz, Silversmithing & Jewellery, 2024.
Una Sandic, MDes Communication Design, 2024.

Showcase

Discover bold, provocative and eclectic work by recent graduates on our Graduate Showcases: digital platforms collating individual presentations of graduate work alongside thematic interrogations, reviews from celebrated critics and archives of online events taking place during our annual Degree Shows.

Kacey O’Connor, Painting & Printmaking, 2024.
Shawna Li, MDes Communication Design, 2023.

Research

The GSA is home to a vibrant community of research staff and students, with expertise spanning the disciplines of creative practice and theory. In REF 2021, 88% of the GSA's research impact was judged to be world-leading and internationally excellent, furthering the GSA’s position as one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions in art and design. Our research is inherently collaborative, and we actively engage our students and the public through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and events.

Martin Boyce, A Thousand Future Skies, 2014, Reid Building
Archives and Collections, The Whisky Bond.

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