Dorica Santos, Architecture Stage 5, 2023.

Architecture (DipArch)

Award
Diploma in Architecture/Masters of Architecture by Conversion Exemption from Part II of RIBA/ARB Examination in Architecture.
Location
Glasgow
School
Mackintosh school of architecture
Applications
Apply direct to School

Programme overview

Our approach to architecture is simple: we care about how buildings and places are made and used to provide positive impact for the individual, society and the planet. We do this through testing the 21st Century world around us to examine the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental issues driving the contemporary changes in the built environment today and in the future. We are specifically interested in our student’s gaining awareness of the climate emergency and how we can address the global challenges that arise from designing in the Anthropocene. Our course is studio based and project driven. The studio environment provides a forum for critical discussion, support and encouragement, which fosters inclusivity through a mutually respectful, collaborative studio culture. We recognise diverse ways of teaching and learning and encourage our students to develop their own personal response to architecture. Through the integration of Architectural Technology, Professional Studies and History and Urban Studies into the Studio projects, we support a holistic response to architecture that asks our students to gather, organise, analyse, synthesise and deploy information through an iterative process to address the complexity of the built environment. Students are asked to test the City of Glasgow in Stage 4 followed by a European City in Stage 5, where they examine the architectural and ethical forces driving contemporary change in the built landscape. Through investigation, students identify their role as professional architectural thinkers and makers, gaining the confidence and ambition to enable positive change for the safe future of the people and the ecology of our planet. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Maria Kinash, Stage 5, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

John Pottage, Stage 5 Architecture, 2023.

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

Information for future students on planning your budget, studio and workshop access, technical services, study abroad and exchange, library and further support.

Current Programme Specification

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Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.