The Diploma of Architecture course is Part 2 accredited and provides exemption from the Part 2 of the Examination in Architecture ARB/RIBA. We are uniquely positioned within a wider community of artists and designers at The Glasgow School of Art and this allows our students the opportunity to make connections both academically and socially. 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 students gaining awareness of the climate emergency and how we can address the global challenges facing society and the planet. Our Architectural Technology courses are designed to support our students understanding, application and expertise in the climate framework through their integration into the Studio projects. Our programme is studio based and project driven. The studio environment provides a forum for critical discussion, support and encouragement. We foster inclusivity through a mutually respectful, supportive, collaborative studio culture. We recognise diverse ways of teaching and learning and encourage our students to develop their own personal response to architecture. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.
Applications for Diploma of Architecture are made directly to the school. Information on How to Apply for the Diploma of Architecture can be found here.