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The Glasgow School of Art

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  • Address: 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom

**Following a major fire in the Mackintosh Building on the 15 June 2018, The Glasgow School of Art visitor centre, shop and exhibition spaces in the neighbouring Reid building are currently closed to visitors. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours will cease to operate during this closure period. For upcoming events, lectures and degree shows at The Glasgow School of Art, view their events calendar.**

 

The GSA is internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. Their studio-based approach to research and teaching, brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find new innovative solutions. The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarity, peer learning, critical enquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to addressing many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business.

Since the School was founded in 1845 our role has continually evolved and redefined itself to reflect the needs of the communities we are part of, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education and today, digital technology. Then as now our purpose remains the same - to contribute to a better world through creative education and research.

With a proven history of producing some of the world's most influential and successful creative practitioners, the GSA's studio-based, practice-led education draws talented individuals with a shared passion for visual culture from all over the world.

Many students choose to remain in Glasgow after graduation because of the unique network of creative people, spaces and organisations in the city, and are joined by artists, designers, architects, writers and musicians from around the world who are drawn here by the quality of life and the clear sense of creative opportunity.

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Tuition fees

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1845
  • 2000 students
  • 150 research and teaching staff
  • 25% of students are international - large numbers from USA, Canada, China, Japan
  • 11% of students are from the rest of the UK
  • Best known for - architecture, design, fine art and the digital arts.
  • Qualifications on offer - Bachelor, Master and PhD
  • 92.1% of graduates are in employment, self-employed or have gone on to further study six months after leaving the GSA
  • One of the highest student retention rates in the UK
  • 50% of research recognised as world-leading or internationally recognised
  • The Mackintosh School of Architecture is ranked as one of the top 5 Schools of Architecture in the UK by the Architects' Journal
  • Term starts mid-September
  • 200 rooms in student accommodation

 

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    What's Happening in Glasgow

    Brick Wonders

    Glasgow Cathedral 14 Jul 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 Free Admission
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    The Hill House at The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse 12 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 Free entry
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    MCM Scotland Comic Con

    SECC 22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018 No ticket price information
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    Samara Scott: Belt and Road

    5 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 Free entry

    Submerging everyday objects creating sculptural friezes in which audiences are confronted with …

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    Cellular World

    Gallery of Modern Art 19 Apr 2018 - 7 Oct 2018 Free admission
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    Tenement Trail

    Various venues: Glasgow 29 Sep 2018 £25.40
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    BBC Good Food Show Scotland

    SEC 19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018 From £20.50
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    GlasGLOW

    Glasgow Botanic Gardens 27 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
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    Resonate

    SECC 18 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018 £15
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    RAF in Concert Presents The Centenary Tour

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 3 Oct 2018 £23.00-£29.00
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    Glasgow Cathedral Festival

    Glasgow Cathedral 21 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018 £10-£65
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    The Case of the Frightened Lady

    Theatre Royal 8 May 2018 - 6 Oct 2018 From £13.00
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    Glasgow Green Fireworks

    Glasgow Green 5 Nov 2018 Free entry
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    Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

    SECC 15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 £7.00-£12.50
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    Scottish Ballet: Wee Hansel and Gretel

    Theatre Royal 1 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018 £16
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    Glasgow Vegan Festival

    Trades Hall of Glasgow 10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 £3.00-£16.00
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    Brushes with War

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 21 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019 £5.00-£7.00
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    Late Night Studio Jazz: Square One with Andy Middleton

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 24 Nov 2018 £6-£12
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