GSA aims to foster creativity and critical thinking through pedagogy, research and studio culture producing independent and outward looking faculty and graduates who work and collaborate locally, nationally and internationally. We seek to be socially and environmentally responsible as we explore the relation between tradition and innovation.
School of Design at GSA operates on both a European (MEDes and Erasmus/Erasmus Plus) and a global level (North/South America, Asia, SE Asia, Africa). Collaborations and partnerships extend from student mobility to shared research projects, and GSA also has a campus in Singapore.
GSA and the School of Design operates across Glasgow and beyond, to Scotland and the UK, working with commercial enterprises, social innovation units, the Scottish & UK Governments to identify ways in which the lives of citizens can be addressed and improved through collaborative engagement and creative practice.
Design for social engagement, creative collaboration, health & wellbeing art & design pedagogy
faculties and departments
Fine Art Design Mackintosh School of Architecture Digital Design Studio
bachelor level programs
B.Des Product Design, B.Eng Product Design Engineering, B.Des Fashion & Textiels, BA Interior Design, BA Communication Design, BA Digital Culture, BA Silversmithing & Jewellery, Environmental Art, Sculpture, Painting & Printmaking, Architecture Bachelor Degrees are 4 years in duration (with Honours)
master level programs
MEDes (Integrated Masters) in European Design (PD) - 5 years MEng in Product Design Engineering (PDE) - 5 years M.Des in Design Innovation, Interior Design, Fashion & Textiles, Communication Design are all 1 year in duration. M.Litt Fine Art is 1 year, MFA Fine Art is 2 years.
research activity and main areas
Creative Pedagogy, Health & Wellbeing, Future Living, New Contexts for Design Practice, Emerging Practices & Methods
doctorate level programs
Design, Fine Art, Architecture, Design/Art History, Digital Studies
subject areas for exchange students
All areas/programmes of undergraduate design and fine art are available for exchange. The Mackintosh School of Architecture also has opportunities fro student mobility.
Exchanges are accepted in Terms 1 and 2 (also as Semester 1 and 2), deadlines for each are published on the website.
All programmes are delivered in English
Semester 1 - September - December Semester 2 - January - June
cost of living per month (studying and living)
950 Euros per month