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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

    Glasgow Film Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 20 Feb 2019 - 3 Mar 2019 Various
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    Professor Brian Cox

    The SSE Hydro 19 Feb 2019 £39.75 - £51.10
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    Citizens Theatre presents The Dark Carnival

    19 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019 £15 - £26.50
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    Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 22 Jan 2019 - 6 May 2019
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    Joan Baez

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 26 Feb 2019 £30 to £65
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    Paul Carrack

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 24 Feb 2019 £29.5 to £39.5
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    Glasgow International Comedy Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 14 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 Various
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    European Athletics Indoor Championships

    Emirates Arena 1 Mar 2019 - 3 Mar 2019 £60
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    Aye Write! Glasgow's Book Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 14 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 Various
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    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    King's Theatre 5 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019 £19.4 to £55.9
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    George Ezra

    The SSE Hydro 15 Mar 2019 £27.5 to £37.5
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    Glasgow Short Film Festival

    Glasgow Film Theatre 13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 Various
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    King's Theatre 15 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019 £17.5 to £54.5
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    Art Garfunkel: An Evening Of Songs And Stories

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 21 Apr 2019 £37 - £47
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    The Girl on the Train

    Theatre Royal 15 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019 £13 - £43.90
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    Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh Rugby

    Scotstoun International Sports Arena 27 Apr 2019 Various prices
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    Michael Ball: Coming Home To You Tour

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 23 Apr 2019 £42 - £62
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    The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice

    The SSE Hydro 11 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019 £20.45 - £51.10
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