Study Abroad at the Glasgow School of Art

  • Glasgow School of Art is recognized worldwide for its excellence in teaching and innovation in the fine arts.

  • The city of Glasgow is considered the "second city" in Britain for excellence inĀ art, with many practicing artists in residence.

  • GSA alumni are world renowned in their field. The 2011 winner of the Turner Prize (the most important British contemporary art award), sculptor Martin Boyce, studied there, and the School boasts three other recent Turner Prize winners: Douglas Gordon (1996), Richard Wright (2009), and Simon Starling (2005).

  • GSA is housed in a one-of-a-kind, art nouveau building designed by the renowned Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.


With one-on-one instruction, a high degree of independent study and focused studio work, GSA's fine arts courses allow you to realize and develop your creativity and to mature as an artist. Emphasis is placed on studio work and continuous interaction and discussion with your instructors and visiting artists. Areas of concentration include: textile design, painting, photography, sculpture, silversmithing and jewelry, printmaking and graphic design, glass blowing, drawing and architectural studies.

Members of the faculty are practicing and recognized artists in their own right regularly exhibiting in one-person shows, exhibitions, and prestigious galleries as well as serving as consultants, art jurors and commentators.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Fall semester: 13 credits.
  • Spring two terms: 20 credits.
  • Academic year: 33 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

To apply, you will need to submit a non-returnable portfolio of 15-20 color slides or a CD of recent work.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 1
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Academic year: April 1