Caseroom, the Reid Building, 2022.

Workshops and Facilities

The Technical Support Department (TSD) provides safe, student-focused facilities and resources to support specialist study whilst encouraging cross-disciplinary interaction. TSD are your go-to for technology, tools and processes used in making through inductions, guidance and troubleshooting. Our staff will support the practicalities of making your work; helping you turn ideas into finished pieces. An efficient making process is ensured by the provision of technical support where needed and through care and maintenance of equipment.

You can take a virtual tour of our workshop facilities via these 360 degree panoramas .

Technical resources and facilities available:

3D Making: these facilities include access to a range of specialist skills and equipment including: casting, laser cutting, 3D print, electronics and soldering, metalwork, woodwork and plastics.

Architecture Workshops: The Mackintosh School of Architecture has a specialist range of facilities including: computer suites, large format printing, 3D making workshops and photography.

: the TSD Bureau offers: equipment loan services including items available from the Media Studio (see below), Fashion and Textiles, 3D making and Photography. In addition you can also purchase and pre-order items such as photographic film, USBs, calico and materials for 3D printing and laser cutting.

Fashion and Textiles: 
these facilities cover a range of processes including garment construction, knitting, embroidery, weaving, print and textiles dyeing.

a teaching and production centre that supports those who work with: audio, video, typography, print, photography, film, 3D, VR, coding, graphic design, desktop publishing, scanning, digital manipulation, digital installations and projections.

Photography: our specialist photography spaces across campus cover analogue processes, equipment hire, digital printing, black and white analogue printing, scanning, lighting studios, and finishing facilities.

TSD operate a range printmaking spaces covering a range of processes including, intaglio, lithography, screen printing and an extensive specialist  facility that focuses on letterpress printing but is also used for other types of relief printing (lino, woodcut, polymer plates, 3D and lasercut materials) and has bookbinding/finishing equipment.

Printmaking workshop, Stow Building.

Silversmithing and Jewellery: this facility allows students to work in etching, enamelling, precision casting, spinning (and other lathework), milling, pressing & stamping, hammering, forging, CAD design and more.

Resources at our Altyre Campus
: specialist workshop equipment that includes 3D printers, vacuum forming and laser cutting facilities, 3D making tools, soldering stations and large format printing.

The Centre for Advanced Textiles

CAT digital functions as the commercial arm of the Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT) at the Glasgow School of Art. CAT was established in 2000 with a Research and Development Grant of £661,000 from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. The remit of the centre is to:

- provide cutting edge facilities for textile design education

- investigate the aesthetic, technical and commercial opportunities presented by digital textile printing, and

- operate a commercial service bureau for industry and individuals.

The Centre provides a commercial digital fabric printing and textile design service, consulting to large and small manufacturers as well as to individuals. The speed of this technology enables businesses to respond rapidly to new and changing markets and creates cost efficient opportunities for niche marketing.