The GSA Portfolio Preparation Course is a 24 week programme that provides hands on learning and teaching in a studio environment. Students on the course are encouraged to cultivate and develop their own individual visual language. The course supports students in the creation of a unique and distinctive portfolio of fine art, design or architecture work for both 'Digital' and 'Full' Portfolio submissions for Further and Higher Education Courses by Introducing students to an artistic learning and teaching environment working in a studio. Extending student's knowledge and understanding of creative approaches in fine art, design & architecture and supporting students in the exploration of pathways towards careers within art and design.
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.