The Pre-Sessional English for Creative Disciplines course is a discipline-specialist language and study skills course tailored to the needs of international students who have been offered a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at GSA on the condition that they improve their English up to a level required by a given GSA programme. It is an intensive and demanding course that offers a unique opportunity to study English and essential academic skills in the context of the creative disciplines (Art, Design and Architecture), their specialist learning methodologies, practices and processes. This means the course is different from conventional language courses that, for example, focus on exam preparation, grammar or vocabulary practice. The course combines content and language to create optimal conditions for contextualised language practice as well as inquiry and project-based learning to help the students develop as creative practitioners and life-long language learners. Based on the feedback from past students and GSA programme leaders, such an innovative approach is appreciated and crucial in allowing the students to transition successfully onto their prospective programmes.
More on How to Apply / Year 1 Entry / Advanced Entry (or getting into Year 2 direct).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This programme participates in the scheme supporting applicants from their HNC Art & Design to Year 2 of this and other programmes.
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.