Dorica Santos, Architecture Stage 5, 2023.

Architecture (DipArch)

Award
Diploma in Architecture/Masters of Architecture
Location
Glasgow
School
Mackintosh School of Architecture
UCAS Code
Applications should be made direct to the School at registry@gsa.ac.uk

Programme Overview

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.

Maria Kinash, Stage 5 Architecture, 2023.

How to Apply

More on How to Apply / Year 1 Entry / Advanced Entry (or getting into Year 2 direct).

Jingjing Ke, Interaction Design, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

John Pottage, Architecture Stage 5, 2023.

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

Graduate Showcase

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

Katie Smith, Communication Design, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Indicative Programme Costs

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

Shona Beattie, Material Re-collections, Architecture Stage 4, 2022

Current Programme Specification

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Resource 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.

Billy Paterson. Communication Design, 2023.

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.

Yimei Lu, MDes Fashion & Textiles, 2023.

Exchange & Study Abroad

The Glasgow School of Art has an extensive student and staff exchange programme with about 75 of the world’s leading Art, Design and Architecture schools. These partnerships have been built up over many years through academic relationships and collaborations and extend to all corners of the world.

Gabriel Christys, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

This programme participates in the Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme

This programme participates in the scheme supporting applicants from their HNC Art & Design to Year 2 of this and other programmes.

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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.

Poppy Fraser. Painting & Printmaking, 2023.
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