Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845 as a Government School of Design. It is internationally recognised as one of Britain’s foremost higher education institutions for creative education and research in fine art, design and architecture.
It has been in the famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building since 1899. Mackintosh is one of the many graduates of Glasgow School of Art who influence world design. The school is a small, specialist, international community of artists, designers and architects. It is a stimulating, creative place, where new ideas are encouraged. Teaching is studio based and face to face. The University of Glasgow validates its degrees.
Courses and Specialisms
Courses are taught through four schools:
The college has over 2,000 students, 33% from outside of the UK and representing 79 countries.
You could spend part of your undergraduate course abroad through GSA’s exchange programme with 80 participating partner institutions.
According to HESA, 93.3% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.
Facilities and Services
Learning Resources at the Glasgow School of Art comprises of a library, the Archives and Collections Centre and a virtual learning environment.
The library has one of the finest art, design and architecture collections in the UK. This provides students with access to high quality information, resources and services including ICT facilities.
The Students’ Association is based in The Art School, in the Reid Building of the school. It is a unique centre for music and visual arts in Glasgow.
There are 11 sports clubs at the school, covering a range of activities.
The school is ranked 19th for art and design in the QS World University Rankings 2017.
The school has also produced five Turner Prize winners.