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          TO GLASGOW
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          GSA LIVE MAP
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          TO ART SCHOOL
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          THE GSA HUB
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          vOPEN DAYS, ADVICE
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          DEGREE SHOW
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                                  GSA Degree Show 2018 preview

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                                                                   The GSA Live Map is a Google Map-based guide to           CONTENTS
                                                                   GSA’s global creative networks, connections, locations    • Creative Networks
                                                                   and to the city at our heart, Glasgow. Throughout this    • Alt City Guide to Glasgow
                                                                   guide you will see yellow highlights over text. These     • vOpen Day
                                                                   highlights show that the place, business or person is
                                                                   featured on the Live Map and shows a map reference.

                                                                   Discover the GSA Live Map at:

                                                                   Following the fire in the Mackintosh Building in June
                                                                   2018, some services and buildings may be subject to

                                                                   disruption. The School is working to minimise any
                                                                   disruption for students and where necessary alternative
                                                                   arrangements are being put in place that will be
                                                                   reflected in the Live Map as and when they happen.
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                                A network of indie galleries,
                                clubs, restaurants and bars has
                                created a robust creative scene
                                in Scotland’s largest city, where
                                talent is allowed time to flourish.

               The Alt City
               Guide to
The Alt City Guide to Glasgow

                                                                                                             Poetry Club, image courtesy SWG3
                                                                                                                 Photographer James Anderson

                                                                                                                           Live map: Poetry Club
                                                                      by Tony Naylor
                                                                      originally published in The Guardian
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Optimo 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live map: SWG3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photographer Brian Sweeney
                                                                                                                                                                                       Lady Macbeth, part of Buzzcut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Photographer Silvia Ziranek.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Left: Black Sun Drum Korps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Live map: Glue Factory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Below: Buzzcut,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   how many women – So Low’s Rebecca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Marshall, Fem Bitch Nation, Susannah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stark, LAPS – are prominent on the local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   experimental electronic music scene.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Glasgow is not without problems. As in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   most cities, gentrification threatens its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   creative communities. It is forcing up rents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and forcing artists out, hence the migration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of creatives to the Southside (south of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   river Clyde). Meanwhile, a 3am club curfew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   means that hard-partying Glasgow has to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   play cat-and-mouse with the fun police.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Such licensing restrictions have spawned a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sub-culture of ad hoc gigs in grey area spaces,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   illegal after-hours events and raucous late-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   night house parties. “Going back to people’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   houses and bonding over music is a big part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Glasgow’s club culture and how electronic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   music has developed here,” says Chater.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yet, laments Keith McIvor – aka JD Twitch,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   half of the city’s legendary Optimo DJ duo,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   club and label – a lot of that “brilliant” talent
                                                                                                                       “Music, the visual arts                                                                                                                                     goes unnoticed: “There is something in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Glasgow mentality. People aren’t good at
                                                                                                                       and that DIY approach go                                                                                                                                    promoting themselves, but it’d be nice if they
                                Richard McMaster, keyboard player                 everyone seems to be far more                                                                                                                                                                    were a tiny bit more ambitious. There’s nothing
                                in the Glasgow band Golden Teacher, is trying     concerned with creating sincere      hand-in-hand in Glasgow                                                                                                                                     wrong with doing something amazing that
                                to explain why the city’s underground             work and having fun, than                                                                                                                                                                        reaches a lot of people. It’s not selling out.”
                                tends to shun media attention. “Scenes get        making money. “Music, the visual     and you can trace                                                                                                                                                He may have a point. But for the
                                hyped-up and go wrong but, because there’s        arts and that DIY approach go                                                                                                                                                                    time being, if you want to experience the best
                                no media here the way there is in London,         hand-in-hand in Glasgow and          that back to punk.”                                                                                                                                         of Glasgow, you will have to visit it and explore.
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                                things happen slowly and organically. There’s     you can trace that back to punk,”
                                a community in Glasgow doing things for the       says artist Patrick Jameson, co-founder of             Chater also works at the record shop and
                                right reasons: because they love music.” He       the Queens Park Railway Club art space.            vinyl distributor Rubadub, a vital resource for
                                is instinctively wary: “In many ways, even this       All that creative activity teems around an     the city’s labels. These kind of connections
                                discussion makes me feel uncomfortable.”          infrastructure of studios, labels, gig promoters   are key, says artist Claire Biddles: “The crux
                                     Glasgow may produce a stream of credible     and galleries (Green Door, Transmission,           of Glasgow DIY is that everyone does
                                crossover stars (Franz Ferdinand, Chvrches        Pipe Factory, Night School, Domestic               everything. You’ll go to Mono for a fundraiser                                                                                                             [ ]
                                or the DJ/producers Jackmaster, Rustie and        Exile, GLARC, Roof Garden, All Caps, Outer         for Open House and there’ll be bands on
                                Hudson Mohawke), but that seems to happen         Zone), which, while often international in         who are also artists, writers or bartenders                                                                                                                Live map: Alt City Guide
                                more by accident than design. Invariably,         scope, nurture Glasgow talent. “If you’ve          in town. Everything feels joined up.”                                                                                                                      Find these and other music
                                such break-out stars will have already            an idea, it’s easy to participate. There’s             That underground prides itself on its                                                                                                                  venues, networks, a walking tour,
                                spent years toiling away in bands and club        not much money in Glasgow but there is             progressive politics, too. There is room for                                                                                                               and more on the ‘Alt City Guide’
                                collectives, in a city where – due to the         support,” says Richard Chater, co-founder          improvement (the feminist music collective                                                                                                                 layer of our GSA Live map.
                                influence of The Glasgow School of Art –          of the label and club collective, Numbers.         OH-141 is pushing for that), but it is striking                                                                                                  
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Music                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           [ ]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Show After party
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Find these and other music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                venues, networks, a walking tour,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Live map:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and more on the ‘Alt City Guide’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                layer of our GSA Live map.

                                Subclub                                                                                                                             The Art School
                                Like Frankfurt’s Robert Johnson                                                                                                     (GSA’s Students’ Association)

                                                                                                                      Photographer Kirsty Anderson/Herald & Times
                                or Hamburg’s Golden Pudel,                                                                                                          The Art School is a student and artist-led
                                the Sub Club (capacity 410) is                                                                                                      venue that advocates for GSA students
                                one of those smaller distinctive                                                                                                    and the local creative community alike.
                                European clubs that are sites of                                                                                                    It provides space and support for a wide range

                                                                                                                      Far left: Optimo DJs Twitch & Wilkes
                                                                                  Left & below: Image courtesy SWG3
                                pilgrimage for electronic music                                                                                                     of artistic and musical practices, including
                                lovers. Partly, that is due to the                                                                                                  gigs, clubs, films and educational events. As

                                                                                  Photographer James Anderson
                                high quality of its residents                                                                                                       a non-profit charity, all proceeds go towards

                                                                                  Live map: The Poetry Club
                                and established nights (Harri &                                                                                                     funding student exhibitions, projects, and
                                Domenic’s veteran Subculture,                                                                                                       societies, as well as a programming fund for
                                Sensu, Numbers, Optimo), partly                                                                                                     innovative and emerging artists and events.
                                it is down to the clarity of its                                                                                                    Live map: The Art School
                                renowned soundsystem.                                                                                                     
                                Live map: Subclub

                                La Cheetah
                                This 200-capacity basement below Max’s
                                Bar reminds Chater of London’s fabled
                                Plastic People. “The sound is impeccable, the
                                lighting’s simple and it’s got that real close,
                                intimate vibe. Promoters are putting lots of
                                new electronic producers in there but you’ll
                                also see people like Theo Parrish, Joy Orbison
                                and Objekt at La Cheetah,” he says.
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                                Live map: La Cheetah
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Poetry Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally created on-the-fly by Turner-        Ad hoc Glasgow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nominated artist Jim Lambie, this diminutive    Keep your ear to the ground because,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      venue within the vast SWG3 complex              in Glasgow, events are often organised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      facilitates everything from experimental        in “outsider venues”, says McMaster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      theatre to Iron Barz’ battle-rap sessions.      From community centres to cricket clubs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “It’s a weird place,” enthuses McMaster.         promoters are constantly searching for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “You can have 40 people in and it feels busy.”   novel environments. For instance, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live map: The Poetry Club                       year, experimental festival Counterflows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           put Berlin producer Rashad Becker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on at Queens Park Bowling Club.
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Art                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Good Press

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Live map: Good Press
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Annual two-day festival Glasgow Zine Fest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             illustrates the vibrancy of Glasgow’s self-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             publishing scene. “Zine Fest is a key event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the DIY calendar,” says Claire Biddles,
                                                                                                                                  Below: How to Suffer Politely (and Other Etiquette)                                                                                                                        who recently released a new issue of her
                                                                                                                                                        by Kameelah Janan Rasheed                                                                                                                           “pop crushes” zine, Fuck What You Love.
                                                                                                                                                     Live map: Transmission Gallery                                                                                                                          To sample Glasgow’s self-published output,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             head to indie publishing hub Good Press: “It’s a
                                                                                                                                                                                        Buzzcut                                                                                                              great shop which sells zines and puts on small
                                                                                                                                                                                        This radical art and theatre collective each                                                                         exhibitions and larger events at other venues.”
                                                                                                                                                                                        spring stages an international festival of                                                                           Live map: Good Press
                                                                                                                                                                                        performance at the Pearce Institute (in                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                        Govan – for Jameson, “an often forgotten
                                                                                                                                                                                        working class neighbourhood”), and works
                                                                                                                                                                                        hard to engage the local community. For
                                                                                                                                                                                        instance, Govan residents were given free
                                                                                                                                                                                        entrance to last year’s Buzzcut CCA shows.
                                                                                                                                                                                        It is involved in numerous other off-beat
                                                                                                                                                                                        projects, including plans to place performance
                                                                                                                                                                                        artists in late-night club settings and a
                                                                                                                                                                                        workshop on audaciousness that will create                        Buzzcut 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                        a one-off live art event in central Glasgow.                      Photo: Silvia Ziranek
                                                                                                                                                                                        Live map: Pearce Institute                                        Live map: Pearce Institute

                                Celine                                             Transmission Gallery                                                                                                                                                 Mount Florida Studios
                                 Emerging Glasgow artists often exhibit in          Forefront of challenging creativity in Glasgow                                                                                                                      Mount Florida Studios near Hampden Park
                                 disused spaces or their own homes, an              since 1983; Jameson says: “Everybody                                                                                                                                stadium hosts workshops, exhibitions and
                                 idea now formalised in the Open House              has had a show at Transmission or some                                                                                                                              screenings, as well as providing studio space
                                 festival. Patrick Jameson, who with                involvement with it.” Group show The Other’d                                                                                                                        for artists and designers. Projects often utilise     Listen to SubClub’s playlist for the
                                 Ellis Luxemburg runs the Queens Park Railway       Artist/s explored the experience of black                                                                                                                           the Studios’ outdoor garden area - for 2018’s         Guardian’s alt city guide to Glasgow:
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                                 Club, an exhibition space in a suburban            artists in Scotland. For Biddles, the show                                                                                                                          Glasgow International festival, the garden was
                                 railway station, says the Celine gallery has      “mixed an exhibition of work with events and                                                                                                                         transformed into a sculptural environment             glasgow-guardian-playlist
                                 taken that approach to its logical conclusion:     a small zine library, which is typical of the                                                                                                                       by Glasgow-based artist Ric Warren.
                                “Unfunded, off their own backs (sic), they’ve       fluidity that thrives in Glasgow”. As famously                                                                                                                      Live map: Mount Florida Studios
                                 turned their living room – they still live         referenced in Franz Ferdinand’s Do You
                                 there – into a contemporary art space, pulling     Want To, there is usually a Transmission party
                                 in people from around the world. The last          to accompany its exhibitions too, incorporating                                                                                                                                                                         [ ]
                                 show was a Swiss artist who drew all over          performance, music and DJs. The Pipe                Buzzcut 2017
                                 the walls of this old Victorian flat. There’s a    Factory is another key artists’ community           Photo: Silvia Ziranek                                                                                                                                               Live map: Alt City Guide
                                 nice energy there and you’re aware you’re          where lots of interesting things happen.            Live map: Pearce Institute                                                                                                                                          Find these and other arts venues,
                                 in someone’s house. It’s like a house party.”      Live map: Transmission Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                          networks, a walking tour, and
                                 Live map: Celine                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more on the ‘Alt City Guide’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 layer of our GSA Live map.
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                                                          GSA                                                           The GSA Live
               Creative Networks                                                                                                                                                            Creative Networks
               Live map: Bluebellgray                                                                                                                                                       Live map: My Bookcase

               Fi Douglas                                                                                                                                                                   Christina Garriga
                                                                                                                        Map is a Google                Photo: Pablo Llopis, 2017            My Bookcase

                                                          Live map                                                      Map-based
               Fi Douglas, a graduate                                                                                                                  My Bookcase is a social enterprise founded in 2014 by artist and
               of Textile Design, set up                                                                                                               alumna Cristina Garriga. In 2017, Katie Reid and Julia Doz joined Garriga
               Bluebellgray in 2009 with                                                                                                               to expand My Bookcase across the cities of Glasgow, Barcelona and

                                                                                                                        guide to GSA’s
               a clear vision and style in                                                                                                             Amsterdam. The project explores the role of the book and its reader
               mind; her love of colour and                                                                                                            in today’s society and on the book as a social tool for the exchange of
               all things floral combined                                                                                                              knowledge. The project’s starting point is an online platform, the My

                                                                                                                        global creative
               with a desire to create                                                                                                                 Bookcase Platform, where readers open up their personal libraries
               unique painterly pieces.                                                                                                                to share their books in a free and participative way. The intiative is
                                                                                                                                                       supported by a network of ‘Meeting Points’; selected spaces in the city

               These vibrant, oversized                                                                                                                encouraging the sharing of books and encounters between readers.
               water-colour blooms have
               become a brand signature and                                                                                                            Cristina says “My Bookcase is a social enterprise that aims to empower

               sit harmoniously alongside                                                                                                              the reader by offering a creative space to unfold the knowledge
               abstract pieces born from Fi’s                                                                                                          gathered through private readings. Individual knowledge is brought
               natural painting process.                                                                                                               into a shared experience to support collective intelligence.”

                                                                                                                        locations and to
               Each design is painted by
               hand in the Glasgow studio

                                                                                                                        the city at our
               before being printed onto
               natural cottons and linens
               using state of the art printing                                                                                                         [ ]
                                                                                    [ ]
                                                                                                                        heart, Glasgow.
               technology. The printing
               methods used enable every                                                                                                               Alt City Guide to Glasgow
               brushstroke and colour to be                                         Alt City Guide                                                     Live map: Mono
               captured, enhancing the feel                                         to Glasgow
               of the hand-painted design.                                          Live map: The Lighthouse                                           Mono
               Bluebellgray has grown into                                          The Lighthouse                      Throughout this guide you      Situated amongst the galleries
               one of Scotland’s most exciting                                                                                                         and studios of King Street in the
               textile exports, leading the                                         In the heart of the city centre,    will see yellow highlights     Merchant City, Mono is a vegan café
               floral trend and being stocked                                       The Lighthouse is Scotland’s                                       bar by day and a venue for touring
               worldwide in the best design       [ ]                               home for Design and                 over text. These highlights    acts and local bands by night.
               boutiques and stores.                                                Architecture. The five storey                                      A long-standing favourite of the city’s
                                                  Alt City Guide                    building was Charles Rennie         show that the place,           creative residents, it’s also home to
               Fi says ‘’I’m a huge believer of   to Glasgow                        Mackintosh’s first public                                          independent record shop Monorail.
               feel good design - if my designs   Live map: SWG3                    commission, and today plays         business or person is
               can add a little happiness and                                       host to exhibitions, events and
               brightness to someone’s day,       SWG3                              cultural tenants. Visitors can      featured on the Live Map
               then I have achieved what I set                                      also take the spiral staircase to
               out to do with Bluebellgray’’.     Situated in Finnieston in the     the top floor viewing platform      and shows a map reference.
                        West End of Glasgow, SWG3         for incredible views of Glasgow.                                                                        [ ]
                                                  is a sprawling complex of
                                                  galleries, bars and studios.                                          Discover the                                                        Alt City Guide to Glasgow
                                                  A packed programme of                                                                                                                     Live map:
                                                  screenings, parties and gigs                                          GSA Live Map at:                                                    Queen’s Park Railway Club
                                                  runs throughout the year, with
                                                  summer shows in the outdoor                                                                                Queen’s Park
                                                  Galvanizers space - recent acts                                                                                                           Railway Club
                                                  include LCD Soundsystem,
                                                  Young Fathers and The xx.                                             CONTENTS                                                            Housed in one of the southside’s
                                                                                                                        •	Creative Networks                                                old railway station waiting rooms,
                                                  The complex is also home                                              •	Alt City Guide to Glasgow                                        Queen’s Park Railway Club is
GSA Live map

                                                  to professional studios for                                           •	vOpen Day                                                        one of Glasgow’s many artist-run
                                                  photography, art and design,                                                                                                              galleries, holding exhibitions and
                                                  as well as a Case Room of                                                                                                                 residencies by international and
                                                  typographic equipment.                                                                                                                    Glasgow-based artists alike.
                                                                   Photo: Tony Webster                                                                           
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GSA Live map

What I Look Like As Stars
Sarah Hilley, Sculpture and
Environmental Art 2018
Live map: Barrowland Ballroom
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                              into art
                                                       Our Widening Participation (WP) team
                                                       works with young people who live in a
                                                       priority postcode, are care experienced or
                                                       attend low progression state schools. Our

                                                       aim is to help young people to understand
                                                       what studying a visual creative degree is
                                                       like and enable them to build a diverse and
                                                       interesting portfolio of work for application
                                                       to college or university programmes. On
                                                       offer is a range of taster and portfolio
                                                       courses alongside special events, delivered
                                                       in partnership with galleries, museums and
                                                       other creative organisations in Scotland.
                                                           We work with our friends from across
                                                       the creative sector to offer exciting creative
                                                       opportunities. Recently, we have delivered joint
                                                       projects with creative organisations including

                              We work closely
                                                       Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow Sculpture
                                                       Studios, Street Level Photoworks, Risotto
                                                       Studio, and Good Press. All of our activities

                              with young people
                                                       are free of charge and take place in the evening,
                                                       at weekends and during school holidays, so
                                                       as not to clash with the school timetable.

                              to help them to
                                                           We provide impartial specialist advice
                                                       to young people for every stage of the
                                                       application process to higher education. This

                              make informed
                                                       includes UCAS personal statement support,
                                                       digital portfolio guidance, an interview
                                                       support workshop and one-to-one mock

                              decisions about their
                                                       interviews. For those who choose to study
                                                       at GSA and are successful in gaining a place,
                                                       we offer transitional support which includes

                              future programme
                                                       a tour of the annual GSA Degree Show in
                                                       June and a five day studio based course in
                                                       September before degree programmes begin.

                              choices, develop         More information can be found

                              their practical and      Macbeth Prize
                              research skills,         The print on the magazine cover and
                                                                                                                                Glasgow International
                                                                                                                                WP project

                              and expand their
                                                       the sketchbook pages illustrating this
                                                       article are by Alice Feeney, Widening                                    Alumnus Mick Peter collaborated
                                                       Participation student and inaugural                                      with young people from the GSA’s

                              knowledge of
                                                       winner of the GSA’s Macbeth Prize.                                       Widening Participation department
                                                           The prize is named after the embroiderer                             for The Regenerators, a major public
                                                       and educationalist Ann Macbeth, a GSA                                    artwork commissioned for the Director’s
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                              contemporary art,
                                                       alumna who taught at the School from                                     Programme of Glasgow International

                                                                                                           Alice Feeney, 2018
                                                                                                           from sketchbook by
                                                                                                           Images: Selections
                                                       1902–1929. Macbeth became Director of                                    Festival of Visual Art 2018.
                                                       Studies in the Needlecraft-Decorative Art

                              design, architecture,
                                                       Studios in 1912, and is known for her work                               The result of months of workshops with
                                                       promoting design education beyond                                        Peter, the young people, and a group of
                                                       GSA’s undergraduate curriculum.                                          guest artists, the project comprised an

                              innovation, simulation
                                                                                                                                80m long billboard covering the façade
                                                                                                                                of Dalmarnock Gas Purifying Shed.

                              and visualisation.
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Alice Feeney

                                                                                                                                                         Images: Selections from sketchbook
                                                                                                                                                         by Alice Feeney, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I assumed there would be little help for
                                                                                                                                                                                              Macbeth Prize winner                            those wishing to study at the GSA, and I            Silversmithing & Jewellery
                              [ ]                                                                                                                                                             I’ve been involved with GSA’s Widening          thought that staff would not be approachable.       Craftsmanship and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Participation programme since S4 and            Through the WP programme I have seen                Design Awards
                              Creative Networks                                                                                                                                               since then it’s helped my artistic and social   how friendly and helpful the staff are, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              confidence grow immensely. The range            how keen they are to help anyone with               Students and alumni from the
                              Hamish Dobbie                                                                                                                                                   of opportunities available are astounding,      art school applications. This has greatly           Silversmithing & Jewellery
                              Hamish Dobbie                                                                                                                                                   and it is obvious that all tutors sincerely     decreased my worries about applying, and            department picked up a
                              Silversmithing                                                                                                                                                  care for participants. There are chances to     made me already feel at home at the GSA.            multitude of prizes at the
                                                                                                                                                                                              see guided exhibitions by GSA students               The Summer Exhibition at GSA during            2018 Craftsmanship and
                              Glasgow-based Silversmith                                                                                                                                       and by accomplished artists, which shows        Degree Show in June was the first experience        Design Awards. Student
                              Hamish Dobbie                                                                                                                                                   young artists what contemporary art             for many (including me) of showing and              winners were Harriet Jenkins
                              (Silversmithing + Jewellery                                                                                                                                     means in our culture. I highly recommend        selling work in a professional environment.         who won bronze for junior
                              2013) creates award winning                                                                                                                                     it to any creative young person and feel        This experience is extremely beneficial for         silversmithing; Rowan
                              functional and decorative                                                                                                                                       very lucky to have had the opportunity          young artists and gives us a taste of what          Berry who won bronze for
                              objects using sterling silver and                                                                                                                               to make use of this programme.                  we can expect in the future. It helps us to         smallworks, and Anne Lahn
                              select pieces of hardwoods.                                                                                                                                          I’ve very much enjoyed working with        understand our work in a public context. This       Hornbaek Hansen who
                                                                                                                                                                                              other creative young people. I assumed most     means we evaluate our art in a completely           won two golds for fashion
                              Hamish utilises advanced                                                                                                                                        people would just be interested in drawing      different light, allowing it to develop and grow.   jewellery and best 2D
                              technologies such as 3D                                                                                                                                         and painting, but a huge number of people            My next steps are to apply to GSA once I       presentation. Alumni winners
                              printing, Welding and CNC                                                                                                                                       I’ve met are interested in practises like       have (hopefully) gained an Advanced Higher          were Aillie Anderson, Paula
                              milling to create elegant                                                                                                                                       woodworking, architecture and textiles. This    Art qualification. I am most looking forward to     Sloane, Karen Westland,
                              and intricate work inspired                                                                                                                                     has opened me up to new ways of creating        learning more from other artists, learning new      and Scarlet Cohn French.
                              by the rugged landscape of                                                                                                                                      art, as has the varying tastes and styles       skills and pushing myself artistically. I hope to
                              Western Scotland. Taking                                                                                                                                        of the young people I’ve worked with.           eventually make a living as a freelance artist.
                              visual inspiration from the         Associate Student Schemes
                              landscape of Scotland, which
                              he finds very relaxing despite      Students who start at the GSA in Year 2 or 3 have articulated
                              its ‘aggressive’ appearance,        directly from courses at further education colleges. GSA works with
                              Hamish contrasts textures           colleges to facilitate collaboration and support progression as well
                              and forms with smooth               as providing information for applicants and entrants from college.
                              geometric surfaces.
                                                                  The GSA currently runs two Associate Student Schemes to support and
                              By combing both traditional         encourage progression to the GSA with advanced standing following 1–2
                              skills and contemporary             years of study at college. Like much of our work with colleges, these
                              techniques, he is able to           partnerships help support widening access for a diverse group of learners.
                              transform the intricate             Associate Students engage in additional learning activities with the
                              linear designs, flowing             GSA including access to our Library and online learning community.
                              curves and natural forms
                              that inspire his work, into
                              beautiful constructed               Glasgow Clyde College:                            Forth Valley College:
                              and sculptural objects.             HNC Art & Design                                  HND Sound Production
                                                                  Around 20 students studying on the HNC Art        This Associate Student Scheme works with
                              Hamish shows his passion            and Design at the College’s Langside campus       a group of HND Sound Production students
                              for detail, precision and           participate in the Scheme with the aim of         during their second year of study to prepare
                              quality craftsmanship that          progressing to second year at the GSA. With       them for Year 3 entry to the BDes (Hons)
                              is key to his practice in           a broad art and design curriculum similar to      Sound for the Moving Image programme in
                              all of his designs. From a          a Foundation diploma, the HNC explores a          the School of Simulation and Visualisation
                              simple pair of study earrings       range of subject areas and disciplines to help    (SimVis). Through a combination of practical
                              to a complex multi-part             students find the best fit for them. All of the   workshops and critical and contextual studies
                              jewellery box – each one            undergraduate programmes in the School            lectures, SimVis staff help the Associates
                              meticulously hand-finished          of Fine Art and School of Design (except          explore their discipline in new and exciting
                              and wonderfully unique.             Interaction Design and Product Design             ways – first to determine whether the BDes
                                     Engineering) participate in this Scheme           programme is right for them and then
                                                                  with academics contributing to tutorials          to prepare them for further study at the
                                                                  and visits with students and staff at the         GSA. The first cohort of Associates began
Transitions into art school

                                                                  College. While the College challenges the         study at the GSA in September 2018.
                                                                  students to expand and develop their creative
                                                                  practice through an intense programme of
                                                                  study, the Scheme at the GSA focuses on
                                                                  preparing students for the transition from
                                                                  college to art school. In September 2018, the
                                                                  third group of Glasgow Clyde Associates
                                                                  entered the GSA as full-time students.

                                                                  For more information on these Schemes, contact the Progression Manager,
                                                                  Elizabeth Beidler on

                                                                                     Left: Transitional Space Rendered Perspective,
                                                                                     Azalea Tan, Interior Design 2018
                                                                                     Bottom left: Greyspace,
                                                                                     Amanda Cheng, Interior Design 2018
                                                                                     Below: Rendezvous Magazine, Tengku Azlan,
                                                                                     Communication Design 2018
                                                                                     Live map: GSA Singapore

                        From September 2012, the GSA has delivered                                                                    Greyspace                             Mobile Lotus
                                                                                                                                       Preventing isolation                 Cambodian design workshop
                        years 3 and 4 of its Bachelor of Art (Hons)                                                                    Greyspace is a personal project by   In late 2017, Interior Design
                                                                                                                                       Interior Design graduate Amanda      students from GSofA Singapore
                        Programmes in Communication Design and                                                                         Cheng, inspired by the fierce        joined forces with architecture
                                                                                                                                       independence of her grandmother.     and design students from
                        Interior Design in Singapore, in partnership                                                                  “I was greatly influenced by her      Australia and Cambodia for the
                                                                                                                                       keenness to age in place, which      collaborative project MOBILE
                        with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)                                                               drove me to develop Greyspace,”      LOTUS. Designed by WY-TO
                                                                                                                                       explains Cheng. “It is a part        architects, MOBILE LOTUS
                        and Temasek Polytechnic (TP). The programmes                                                                   residential, part commercial         is a floating platform that
                                                                                                                                       project contained within a two-      supports the local infrastructure
                        enable Diploma students from one of Singapore’s                                                                bedroom flat, that aims to reduce    of TonléSap Lake UNESCO
                                                                                                                                       isolation and enable members         Biosphere Reserve, offering
                        Polytechnics to progress from a Diploma                                                                        of society across all ages to find   residents access to regular
                                                                                                                                       a place amongst each other.”         healthcare and health education.
                        to a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree.                                                                                                                     Participating students
                                                                                                                                                                            undertook a 10-day research,
            Students studying in Singapore                                                                                            Rendezvous                            design and build workshop led
            benefit from not only the same                                                                                            magazine                              by WY-TO architects, where they
            programme of study and award                                                                                              Hidden gems                           researched, designed, built and
            as in the home institution, and                                                                                           Rendezvous is a cultural magazine     tested a mock-up of the MOBILE
            resources and equipment                                                                                                   developed by Communication            LOTUS. “We were very lucky to
            according to GSA specifications,                                                                                          Design graduate Tengku Azlan,         be able to be part of the Mobile
            but also access to the additional                                                                                         looking at hidden spaces in           Lotus Workshop to build a better
            specialist resources, equipment                                                                                           Singapore. “The No Name               living environment for the locals,”
            and workshops of TP.                                                                                                      Issue covers the story of the         said Interior Design student, Lee
                Each student studying                                                                                                 longest running teh tarik stall       Pei Shan. “The workshop was
            in Singapore also has the                                                                                                 in Singapore – which happens          split into four groups (Floating,
            opportunity to spend four weeks                                                                                           to be nameless in Google              Framing structure, Facades and
            in Scotland at the GSA working                                                                                            Maps,” says Azlan of the issue        Interior Design) to work on but
            directly with their counterparts                                                                                          developed for the 2018 Degree         it was all interrelated so students
            in the same programmes based                                                                                              Show. “The issue also features a      had the chance to experience
            in Glasgow. This extra credit-                                                                                            story of a roadside barber, which     and gain knowledge of each
            bearing component provides a                                                                                              is probably the last of its kind.”    aspect.” The intense 10-day
            chance to experience the history                                           “Each student studying                                                               workshop ended with a public
            of Glasgow and the GSA, of                                                                                                                                      exhibition, attended by the public
            the local cultural and industrial   Walk the chalk                         in Singapore also has                                                                and local design professionals.
            context, and location-specific      Car-free Sunday project
            projects drawing on all of these.   In May 2018, four Communication        the opportunity to
                                                Design students devised Walk
            We take a look at just              the Chalk, a public project            spend four weeks in
            some of the exciting                envisaging a less congested city
            global collaborations and           for Singapore’s annual Car-Free        Scotland at the GSA.”
            highlights in Singapore             Sunday. The initiative invited
            from over the last year:            members of the public to doodle                                                         GSA In China:
                                                on a car-free road, demonstrating
                                                the potential vibrancy of the city                                                      Representative Office
                                                with fewer cars. “We wanted to
                                                be involved in a project that not                                                       GSA’s archives reveal that GSA hosted visiting Chinese painters
                                                only talks about the environment        [ ]                                             from The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) as far back as
                                                but actually does something                                                             1902. Since 2009 GSA has had a Representative Office in Beijing
                                                about it,” said final year student      Live map: vOpen Day                             that supports partnership work in China. Our chosen Chinese
                                                Diana Ainee. “The convenience           Find the Singapore campus,                      partners - Tsinghua University, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

                                                of a car comes at the expense of        alumni networks and more on                     (LAFA) and CAFA benefit, as GSA does, from these partnerships
                                                the environment as it contributes       the ‘vOpen Day’ layer of our                    through student and staff exchange opportunities, development
                                                to increasing carbon emission.          GSA Live map. Try searching                     of curricula and research and participation in joint exhibitions.
                                                By going car-lite, we will have         the map for ‘Singapore’.              
                                                more space to do fun things!” 
              Delve into the GSA Hub, where you will
              find social media posts from students,
              staff, alumni, friends and visitors
              of the GSA. Follow your interests,
              discover events, exhibitions, artists,
              architects, musicians, designers and
              more. Get an insight into what it is like
              to study at GSA, opportunities to get
              involved, and see what is happening
              on and off campus right now, among
              the many locations in which our
              community live, work and study.

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                                                                                                              Creative Networks
                                                                                                              Live map: Catherine MacGruer

                                                                                                              Catherine MacGruer

                                                                                 Image selection taken from
                                                                                                              Catherine MacGruer Textiles

              The GSA Hub
                                                                                                              Catherine MacGruer graduated
                                                                                                              from GSA after specialising
                                                                                                              in Knitted Textile Design
                                                                                                              and opened her own studio
                                                                                                              in the Highlands of Scotland
                                                                                in 2015. Her portfolio of
                                                                                                              work includes textile design,
                                                                                                              development, commissions
                                                                                                              and collaborative projects, as
                                                                                                              well as her own range of interior
                                                                                                              and fashion accessories.

                                                                                                              Characterised by geometric
                                                                                                              shapes, meticulously considered
                                                                                                              compositions and uniquely           Owing to her dedication and        All products are knitted in the UK
                                                                                                              inspired colour ways, Catherine’s   talent, Catherine was awarded      using the highest quality Merino
                                                                                                              signature designs have a strong     the New Design Britain Award in    wool and hand finished in the
                                                                                                              focus on the relationship           2015. Her work has been on         studio. Catherine works closely
                                                                                                              between carefully balanced bold     display at the National Gallery    with two small knit facilities
                                                                                                              shapes, and all of her work is      of Scotland and is currently       in Leicester and Shetland,
                                                                                                              informed by the craft, history      stocked in selected design         and she strongly believes in
The GSA Hub

                                                                                                              of design. Combined with            and interior stores including      supporting the UK Textile
                                                                                                              the highest quality materials,      Heal’s, where one of her designs   industry and value working
                                                                                                              Catherine produces beautiful        was recently selected as one       with such skilled professionals.
                                                                                                              contemporary textile works          of their ‘Heal’s 100’ iconic
                                                                                                              which are made to be treasured.     designs of the last 100 years.
vOpen Days,
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                                                                 Live map: vOpen Day                           Pre-Application                     Introduction to
                                                                                                               Sessions                            Art School Days
                                                                 vOpen Days                                    These might be for you if:          These might be for you if:

                                     Advice +
                                                                 Your first port of call. Virtual Open Days
                                                                 (vOpen Days) might be for you if:             • You know which programme          • You haven’t visited
                                                                                                                 you would like to apply to,         Glasgow before,
                                                                 • You are thinking about studying either at
                                                                   GSA or an art school education generally,   • You are a prospective             • You would like to find out
                                                                                                                 undergraduate student,              more general information

                                                                 • You are not sure which programme                                                  on programmes in person.
                                                                   of study might suit you,                    • You are in the process of
                                                                                                                 making an application to GSA      These larger events are for wider
                                                                 • You want to know more about entry             or are about to make one.         interest and include diagnostic
                                                                   requirements, how to apply and                                                  talks, an information hall and
                                                                   studying in Glasgow,                        This is an opportunity to pop       talks about direct entry to years
                                                                                                               in to GSA and visit a specific      2 + 3, and careers/enterprise.
                                                                 • You live somewhere that might make          department as part of a small       You might also be able to book
                                                                   it difficult to travel to GSA,              specialist group. Visit the         on an Insider’s guide to the
                                                                                                               department, ask more direct         city tour by one of our student
                                                                 • You have a question and would like          questions in person with other      guides (limited numbers apply).
                                                                   to speak to someone at GSA,                 applicants and interact with
                                                                                                               staff and students. You will        Come along to one of our
                                                                 • You have access to a computer,              receive advice directly from        Introduction to Art School Days:
                                                                   laptop or smartphone and wifi.              that department on applying         Undergraduate:
                                                                                                               to them, submitting a portfolio,    25 Oct + 1 Nov, 10am – 3pm
                                                                 Come online with GSA to experience            producing a personal statement,     Postgraduate:
                                                                 our virtual Open Days. Here you can           and attending an interview.         24 Nov, 11am – 3pm
                                                                 browse our programmes virtually and
                                                                 meet some of our staff, and register          Register for Pre-Application        To book a place or see if we
                                                                 for a range of helpful advice sessions        Sessions - follow @GSAregistry      are visiting a recruitment
                                                                 and group Q+As with our programme             on Facebook or visit                fair or event near you - visit
                                                                 tutors and dedicated admissions team     
                                                                 on topics from our programmes to
                                                                 portfolios, visas and accommodation.

                                                                 vOpen Days are available to book                Our programmes
                                                                 on a series of dates throughout the             For more information at any time on all of our undergraduate and
                                                                 year, starting in September 2018 –              postgraduate programmes offered, and to download or view our
                                                                 check the site for latest details.              programme specifications visit our website at

                                                                 Register for one of our vOpen Days
                                                                 now at

                                     Thinking of studying at
                                     GSA? We offer a range of
vOpen Days, Advice + Introductions

                                     opportunities throughout
                                     the year to get the right
                                     application information                                                                                       Far left: CC TV, Christian Noelle

                                     at the right time, online
                                                                                                                                                   Charles, Master of Fine Art 2018

                                                                                                                                                   Left: Mortal Myths for Machine Minds,

                                     and in person.
                                                                                                                                                   Cain Martin, Interaction Design 2018

                                                                                                                                                   Above: Untitled, Ryan Hughes, Textile Design 2018
Degree Show

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Work by Zoe Beaudry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at MFA Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Live map: The Glue Factory

              Eclectic, exciting and provocative
              –Degree Show is the GSA’s annual
              showcase of undergraduate and
              postgraduate work. Starting in
              Glasgow, the show continues
              in venues across London and
              Singapore, bringing the work
              of the GSA community to a
              worldwide audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Transitional Space Rendered Perspective, Azalea Tan, Interior Design 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lost Your Head?, Claudia Veneroni, Textile Design 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                Far right: Singapore Degree Show poster. Image credit:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Right: London Degree Show poster. Image credit:
                                                                                                      Far right: Degree Show poster. Image credit: ‘You would be home now if you lived here.’
                Right: Summer Exhibition poster. Image credit: Risotto Studio’s RISO ROOM workshop,

                                                                                                      Dubois County Museum, Flannery O’kafka, Fine Art Photography 2018
                Widening Participation S4 Taster Week students 2018
Degree Show
Free Range

                                                Left: Work by Sarah Louise Keber
                                                                                                                                                                                                      This year’s Interior Design

                                                                                   Below: Painting & Printmaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                      graduates took their Degree

                                                                                   Live map: Tontine Building
                                                at MFA Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Show projects to the Free Range

                                                                                   graduate Kaytlin Scott at
                                                Live map: Glue Factory
                                                                                                                                                                                                      showcase in London, where they
                                                                                                                                                                                                      scooped two of the four in-show

                                                                                   Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                      awards and first place in one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the two national awards. Nikita
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harrison, winner of the first prize
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for written work in the Interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Educators (IE) National Awards,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      deftly explored the thorny subject
                                                                                                                                                                                                      of ‘Maximalism’ with subtlety
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and precision. Damien Loch was
                                                                                                                                                                                                      winner of the in-show award for
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Most Innovative Response, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Meg Horne was winner in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Best 2D Representation category.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Above: Communication Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Live map: Reid Building

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Live map: Reid Building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Left: Architecture at Degree Show 2018

                                                                                                                   Show 2018 Fashion Design Showcase
                                                                                                                   Live map: Savoy Tower

                                                                                                                                                             Live map: Graduate Fashion Week
                                                                                                                                                             Morag Seaton at Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                   Left: Work by Flint Macdonald at Degree

                                                                                                                                                             Right: Work by Fashion Design graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fashion Week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2018’s Fashion Design cohort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            brought their designs to Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fashion Week, where they caught
              TexSelect 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                the eye of industry professionals
              Textile Design graduates Eve                                                                                                                                                                                                  including American Vogue critic
              Campbell, MJ McKasiarz, Erin                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarah Mower, who praised the
              McQuarrie, Alice Percy-Raine,                                                                                                                                                                                                 collections on her Instagram.
              Catherine Sinclair and Claudia                                                                                                                                                                                                Morag Seaton was runner up in
              Veneroni have been selected for                                                                                                                                                                                               the Dame Vivienne Westwood
              the 2018 TexSelect programme.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sustainable and Ethical Award,
              Each year, only 24 designers                                                                                                                                                                                                  while Flint Macdonald and Jacob
              are chosen for the mentoring                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pulley were selected for the
              and promotion programme,                                                                                                                                                                                                      prestigious Gala Presentation.
              which offers the opportunity to
              showcase in London and Paris.
Degree Show
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right: Fine Art at Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                   Jewellery graduate Rachel Hardie
                                                                                                                                                                   Below: Work by Silversmithing &
                                                                            Newbery Medal

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live map: Tontine Building
                                                                            Textile Design graduate Erin

                                                                                                                                                                   Live map: New Designers
                                                                            McQuarrie is the 2018 recipient
                                                                            of the Newbery Medal, the
                                                                            GSA’s highest honour awarded
                                                                            annually to the top undergraduate
                                                                            student at graduation. For her
                                                                            Degree Show, McQuarrie created
                                                                            a collection of textiles inspired
                                                                            by the Mackintosh Building.

                                                                                                                Summer Exhibition                                                                                                                       New Designers
                                            graduate Erin McQuarrie
              at Degree Show 2018
              Live map: Reid Building

                                            Live map: New Designers
              Below: Communication Design

                                            Right: Work by Textile Design

                                                                                                                Students from the GSA’s                                                                                                                 Silversmithing & Jewellery            Other S+J graduate winners
                                                                                                                Widening Participation                                                                                                                  graduate Rachel Hardie has            were Ailsa Morrant, who received
                                                                                                                and Portfolio Preparation                                                                                                               won the Goldsmiths’ Company           the Mark Fenn Association
                                                                                                                programmes showcased their                                                                                                              Silversmithing Award at New           of Contemporary Jewellery
                                                                                                                work in a Summer Exhibition                                                                                                             Designers 2018. The prize             Award and the Hallmark Studio
                                                                                                                in Glasgow, as part of Degree                                                                                                           includes a bursary and work           Award, and Caitlin Hegney, Katie
                                                                                                                Show 2018. The exhibition                                                                                                               experience in a professional          Watson and Aileen Gray, who all
                                                                                                                included multimedia work by                                                                                                             silversmithing workshop at the        won Goldsmiths Centre Talent
                                                                                                                students from secondary schools                                                                                                         Goldsmiths’ Centre. Judges            Spotted Awards. Textile Design
                                                                                                                across the West of Scotland,                                                                                                            praised, “the explanatory             graduate Eve Campbell also
                                                                                                                and full portfolios created by                                                                                                          nature of this series, specifically   saw success at New Designers,
                                                                                                                students who were successful                                                                                                            the construction of Hardie’s          winning the John Lewis Award
                                                                                                                in gaining a place at art school.                                                                                                       forms which include a pleasing        for Design and Innovation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ‘sketch-like’ quality and unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        approach to creating the vessels.”

                                                                                                                                       Above: Widening
                                                                                                                                       Summer Exhibition 2018
                                                                                                                                       Live map: Fleming House

                                                                                                                                       Participation work at the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Above: GSofA Singapore Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Live map: SOTA Gallery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Left: Painting & Printmaking graduate
Degree Show

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kirsty McArthur at Degree Show 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Live map: Tontine Building

                           programmes A–Z

                                                                                                                                                                                      Theresa Moerman Ib
                                                                                                                                                                                      Below: Case room,

                                                                                                                                                                                      GSA Reid Building
                                                                                                                                                                                      photography by

                                                                                                                                                                                      Live map:

                           3D Modelling                                                               Games and Virtual Reality               Painting and Printmaking                                                                      Product Design Engineering           Sound for the
                           Award: BSc (Hons)                      English for                         Award: BSc (Hons)                       Award: BA (Hons) Fine Art                                                                     Award: BEng (Hons)/MEng              Moving Image
                           Immersive Systems Design               Creative Disciplines                Immersive Systems Design                UCAS code: W120                                                                               Product Design Engineering           Award: BDes (Hons)
                           UCAS code: W617                        Award: N/A                          UCAS code: G450                                                                                               Apply to the University of Glasgow   Sound for the Moving Image
                               Apply directly to the School                   paintingandprintmaking                                                                        UCAS code: H3W2 (BEng) H3WG          UCAS code: PW33
                           This programme equips students               This programme offers students          Painting and Printmaking aims to                                                              (MEng) Institution Code: G28
                           with a skill set in practical          A three-month discipline-           the opportunity to gain an              equip students with the necessary                                                                       This programme offers the
                           software and immersive                 specific language provision         understanding of application            skills and expertise to realise                                                               Product Design Engineering           opportunity to engage with
                           systems (Augmented and                 course for international            development for games and               their full creative potential, in the                                                         is an award-winning degree           the craft and creative practice
                           Virtual Reality) development,          students who have                   virtual reality, alongside skills for   context of both contemporary                                                                  programme, offered jointly           of sound production applied
                           combining knowledge of                 been offered a place                creating engaging and immersive         and historical fine art practice.                                                             with the University of               to film, animation, television,
                           how software and hardware              on an undergraduate or              interactive experiences.                                                                                                              Glasgow. Students focus on           new media, electronic games
                           digital systems function with          postgraduate course at                                                                                                                                                    the development of innovative        and visual art. Students enter
                           modelling and animation skills.        GSA on the condition that           Interaction Design                        Portfolio Preparation                                                                       products to support changing         directly into Year 3, articulating
                                                                  they improve their English          Award: BA (Hons)                          Award: N/A                                                                                  and increasingly sophisticated       from HND programmes or with
                           Architecture (BArch)                   up to a level required by a         Interaction Design                        Apply directly to the School                                                                human needs and lifestyles.          relevant professional experience.
                           Award: Bachelor of Architecture        given GSA programme.                UCAS code: W280                 
                           UCAS code: K100                                                                   The GSA’s Portfolio courses                                                                 Sculpture and                        Textile Design
                                                                         Interaction Design embraces the           enable students to develop                                                                  Environmental Art                    Award: BA (Hons) Textile Design
                           The Bachelor of Architecture          Fashion Design                       creative possibilities opened up          a portfolio of work for                                                                     Award: BA (Hons) Fine Art            UCAS code: W231
                           programme leads to an Ordinary        Award: BA (Hons) Fashion Design      by new technologies. Students             submission to HE/FE courses                                                                 UCAS code: W130            
                           or Honours degree and to              UCAS code: W230                      learn the fundamentals of code            in Art and Design. A range of                                                                            Textile Design is concerned with
                           exemption from Part 1 of the                alongside visual thinking and             Portfolio courses are available                                                             sculptureenvironmental               the design of cloth for interiors
                           Examination in Architecture of        This programme aims to create        creative problem-solving, enabling        including part-time evening                                                                 Sculpture extends beyond             and fashion, and is composed of
                           the ARB/RIBA. It covers design,       assured fashion design graduates     the creation of interactive               and day courses, Saturday                                                                   the conventional boundaries          four subject specialisms – print,
                           construction, environmental           with clear individual and creative   virtual and physical artefacts.           courses, and week long                                                                      of object-making to                  knit, weave and embroidery.
                           science, history, sociology,          identities, specialising in either                                             Summer School courses.                                                                      encompass a wide range of            Students use traditional process
                           economics, law and management.        menswear or womenswear.              Interior Design*                                                                                                                      contemporary processes and           and digital technology to acquire,
                                                                 Students honour and learn from       Award: BA (Hons) Interior Design                                                                                                      media. Environmental Art             integrate and challenge textile
                           Architecture (DipArch)                fashion traditions, learning to      UCAS code: W250                         Product Design                                                                                prepares students to develop         practices through studio-based
                           Award: Diploma in Architecture        balance originality of concept            Award: BDes (Hons)/MEDes                                                                      work in relation to sites and        activity and live projects.
                           Apply directly to the School          with design viability.               Interior Design at the GSA is           Product Design UCAS code: HW72                                                                contexts beyond the gallery.
                                                                       about enriching buildings to  
                           This programme is designed for        Fine Art Photography                 create exciting and practical           The Product Design programme                                                                  Silversmithing
                           students who intend to enter          Award: BA (Hons) Fine Art            environments in which people            focuses upon the role of the                                                                  and Jewellery
                           the architectural profession,         UCAS code: W640                      can live and work. Students use         designer as the creator of                                                                    Award: BA (Hons)
                           and confers exemption from                         traditional methods alongside           objects, services and experiences.                                                            Silversmithing and Jewellery
                           Part II of the Examination in         fineartphotography                   digital methods of representation,      The programme includes the                                   Collaborative performance        UCAS code: W721                      Please note that all our degree
                           Architecture ARB/RIBA.                Students studying Fine Art           such as CAD, 3D-printing and            study of European languages,                                 Last Futures                                  programmes are subject to
                                                                 Photography blend conceptual,        immersive virtual-imaging.              research methods from the social                                                              silversmithingandjewellery           alteration and applicants should
                           Communication Design*                 aesthetic and technological                                                  sciences and study in partner                                Performers, artists and          Silversmithing and Jewellery         consult the relevant programme
                           Award: BA (Hons)                      awareness to create photography      International Foundation                institutions around the globe.                               designers from across Glasgow    covers aspects of body               pages on the GSA website
                           Communication Design                  in a fine art context. The use of    in Art and Design                                                                                    came together in March 2108      adornment and fine metalworking      before making an application.
                           UCAS code: W213                       a range of media is encouraged,      Award: CertHE in Art and Design                                                                      for Last Futures, an ambitious   from the development of original
                                   including photo-mechanical,          UCAS code: WW12                                                                                      performance event and            design concepts through to the       For information about
Undergraduate programmes

                           Communication Design covers           stills, video and text.                                                                              exhibition at Tramway devised    finely crafted finished work.        new programmes under
                           three streams; illustration, design                                        This year-long programme is             Programmes marked *                                          by students from the GSA,                                             development, please visit
                           photography and graphic                                                    aimed at students whose first           are available to study                                       The Royal Conservatoire of                                  
                           design. Students explore the                                               language is not English, and            at GSofA Singapore.                                          Scotland, and the University
                           traditional skills of drawing,                                             allows students from outside                                                                         of Glasgow, accompanied by
                           printing, photography and                                                  Europe to familiarise themselves                                                                     the BBC Scottish Symphony
                           other graphic processes with                                               with the culture and language                                                                        Orchestra. Last Futures
                           video, sound and animation.                                                of the art school studio before                                                                      took the socio-political
                                                                                                      applying to creative visual                                                                          movements of 1968 as its
                                                                                                      degree programmes.                                                                                   starting point, and marked the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           third ambitious collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                                           between the four institutions.
How to apply:


               We accept a wide range of UK       A Levels                             Direct Entry to                        UCAS                                Application timetable                                                            Application process key dates
               and international qualifications                                        Second or Third Year                   All applicants (except DipArch      Application forms should be submitted to UCAS online from 5 September            Application Form submitted to UCAS online
               for admission. Please note that    Design, Fine Art, or Simulation      (Design, Fine Art,                     Architecture, portfolio             2018 – 15 January 2019. The deadline for non-EU applications is                  5 Sept 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 (deadline 30 June for non-EU applications)
               entry requirements listed on       and Visualisation: 3 A Levels at     or Simulation and                      preparation, study abroad and       30 June, but early application is encouraged.
               these pages reflect GSA’s          ABB and GCSE English at Grade A.     Visualisation)                         exchange) applying for the GSA’s       Applicants to all programmes (with the exception of Product Design            Supporting Visual Materials submitted to GSA
               Standard Entry Requirements,                                            You must be able to satisfy the        undergraduate programmes            Engineering) are to submit Supporting Visual Materials – a digital               by 22 Jan 2019 (except Product Design Engineering)
               are not limited to those shown,    Architecture: 3 A Levels             School that you have undertaken        should apply online at              portfolio – by 22 January 2019. Completed applications are assessed
               and are subject to alteration.     at ABB to include Maths or           a period of study equivalent  – GSA                on receipt from the start of January, so early submission is encouraged.         For more details of how to apply, guidelines for Supporting Visual
               Applicants should check the        Physics, and GCSE English            to the first, or first and second      Institutional Code is G43.             To submit, and for help on how to upload and re-size your                     Materials, frequently asked questions, or to rescale the size of
               GSA website for current entry      Language at Grade A.                 year, of the degree programme.         Applicants for Product              digital portfolio images, visit                            this text visit our website at
               requirements before making                                              This may include an art                Design Engineering should
               an application:                    BDes/MEDes Product Design:           foundation or HND qualification.       apply using the University
                3 A Levels at ABB. Should                                                   of Glasgow code, G28.
                                                  normally include a modern            Direct Entry to                                                             1 Submit application form                                                       6 Informed of final decision
               Standard Entry                     language other than English          Third Year (Sound for                  Supporting Visual Materials
               Requirements                       Language, and GCSE                   the Moving Image)                      (digital portfolio)                   Submit Application Form                  Applications can be made from          Applicants are informed of final         The School will aim to process
                                                  English at Grade A.                  Entry to this programme is to year     All applicants (except those          to UCAS (                       5 September until 15 January           decision through UCAS                   results by 31 March. Decisions
               Scottish Highers                                                        3 only, either from FE college via     applying for Product Design                                                    (30 June for non-EU applications)                                              for oversubscribed programmes
               Design, Fine Art, or Simulation    BEng/MEng Product Design             articulation OR with appropriate       Engineering) will need to                                                                                                                                     or applications submitted past
               and Visualisation: 4 Highers       Engineering: See the University      HND or equivalent qualification        upload Supporting Visual                                                                                                                                      the deadline may be processed
               at ABBB (one sitting) or           of Glasgow website for details:      and portfolio. An appropriate          Materials (digital portfolio) at                                                                                                                              through UCAS until early May*
               AABB (two sittings).                                college qualification would  
                                                  undergraduate/degrees/               be a minimum pass in a HND             in order to complete the initial
               Architecture: 4 Highers at         productdesignengineering             programme with a significant           stage of their application. This     2 Submit supporting visual materials                                            7 Accept or decline
               ABBB (one sitting) or AABB                                              sound and/or music production          site also contains information on
               (two sittings) to include          Other Qualifications                 element. Direct applicants will        how to upload images correctly.       Submit Supporting Visual Materials       Supporting Visual Materials must       Applicants accept (Firm or Insurance)   Applicants must accept or decline
               English Language and Maths         Details on required grades           have to provide evidence of skills                                           and Statement to GSA (not required       be submitted by 22 January             or decline offers through UCAS          places by 4 May (if offered
               or Physics, and preferably Art.    for those holding/taking the         in sound production via a portfolio.   Most undergraduate programmes         for Product Design Engineering)                                                                                         before the 31 March) or 8 June
                                                  International Baccalaureate,         Entry via equivalent professional      conduct a portfolio interview                                                                                                                                 (if offered after 31 March)*
               BDes/MEDes Product Design:         the Scottish Baccalaureate,          experience will also require a         with applicants before
               4 Highers at ABBB (one sitting)    or the Irish Leaving Certificate     portfolio as well as at least one      offering them a place.
               or AABB (two sittings).            are available on our website.        reference from a practicing                                                 3 Apply for accommodation                                                       8 Submit accommodation application
               Normally at least one of the                                            audio-visual professional.
               Highers should be a modern         Applicants from outside the UK                                                                                    Work on application for GSA              If you wish to stay in on-campus        Submit application for GSA             The deadline for completed
               language other than English.       and Ireland should consult our       English Language                                                             Halls of Residence                       accommodation, you can                  Halls of Residence                     applications is 31 May 2019
                                                  international student pages for      Requirements                                                                                                          apply between November                                                         at 5pm
               BEng/MEng Product                  details of accepted qualifications   We ask all our applicants to show                                                                                     2018 and 31 May 2019
               Design Engineering:                from specific countries:             evidence of their ability in English    Guidelines for
               See the University of Glasgow          language before they are offered        Applicants and
               website for details:                                         a place of study. For UK applicants     Sample Portfolios                   4 Application with GSA                                                          9 Submit scholarship application
               undergraduate/degrees/                                                  this is either Scottish Higher or       Information on how the
               productdesignengineering                                                GCSE. International applicants          application is assessed              GSA assesses application and visual      Completed applications are assessed     Submit application for                 The deadline for completed
                                                                                       are normally asked to provide an        and samples of successful            material (if applicable) against entry   on receipt. Early submission            GSA Scholarships                       applications is 31 May 2019 at 5pm –
                                                                                       IELTS certificate with a suitable       digital portfolios can               requirements and supporting visual       is therefore encouraged                                                        please note that scholarship deadlines
                                                                                       score – current requirements            be found at                          criteria (see website for details)                                                                                      from non-GSA sources will differ
                                                                                       are listed on our website.    
                                                                                                                                                                   5 Invite to interview                                                           10 Submit visa application

                                                                                                                                                                    Selected applicants will be invited      Interviews will be held from            Students from outside the               You can submit your visa
                                                                                                                               Help and Queries                     for a portfolio interview - a 20         late January - mid March                EU – apply for visa                     application from three months
                                                                                                                               For assistance in any aspect         minute discussion with two staff                                                                                         before your programme start date
How to apply

                                                                                                                               of making an application,            members about your interest in                                                                                          – so late June – early July 2019.
                                                                                                                               contact our Registry team:           the programme and portfolio                                                                                              You should start preparing documents
                                                                                                                                        (which you bring with you)                                                                                               for submission much earlier than this
                                                                                                                               +44 (0)141 353 4512
                                                                                                                                                                  * Please note these dates are subject to change and applicants should check with UCAS for up-to-date information before submitting an application.

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                          Diploma in Architecture*                 MDes Design Innovation                                                       MDes Interior Design                                                                                             Master of Letters in                 MSc Product Design
                                    & Citizenship                           English for                                                                                                        Fine Art Practice                    Engineering
                          This programme is designed for               Creative Disciplines                 MDes Interior Design students                                                                          
                          students who intend to enter             This programme offers                         develop a reflective portfolio of                                                                                A taught programme with six          Delivered by the GSA and
                          the architectural profession,            students the opportunity to             A three-month discipline-            work to a professional standard,                                                                                 pathways: Photography and the        the University of Glasgow, this
                          and confers exemption from               address the prevailing and              specialist language                  and are encouraged to examine                                                                                    Moving Image; Painting; Drawing;     programme teaches skills in the
                          Part II of the Examination in            emerging social and economic            provision course for                 emerging aspects of the discipline,                                                                              Print Media; Performance; and        areas of user-centred design,
                          Architecture ARB/RIBA.                   factors shaping production of           international students who           such as sustainability, material                                                                                 Sculpture. Students applying         product design, mechanical
                                                                   interactions, interfaces, services      have been offered a place            innovation and accessible design.                                                                                to the programme identify            engineering, and electronic
                          MArch Architecture                       and experiences, and their              on an undergraduate or                                                                                                                                in advance which pathway             and electrical engineering.
                          (by Conversion)                          impact upon lived experience.           postgraduate course at               MSc International                                                                                                they would like to study.
                                                                           GSA on the condition that            Heritage Visualisation*                                                                                                                               MSc Serious Games
                          Students who achieve a high              MDes Design Innovation                  they improve their English                                                                                         Master of Research (MRes)*           & Virtual Reality
                          standard in the final design thesis      & Environmental Design                  up to a level required by a          This programme presents a                                                                                       
                          of the DipArch can proceed                   given GSA programme.                 unique opportunity to combine                                                                                    This bespoke programme               Serious Games & Virtual Reality
                          to the MArch (by Conversion),            This programme focuses on the                                                architecture and heritage                                                                                        constitutes an alternative choice    allows students to design,
                          where there is an opportunity            role of the designer in the context                                          with state-of-the-art digital                                                                                    to an MPhil or a taught MRes. It     develop and analyse games, and
                          to develop an aspect of their            of place. Students explore how        MSc Environmental                      technologies, including 3D                                                                                       can be theoretical or practice-      encourages interdisciplinary
                          DipArch thesis in greater depth.         Design Innovation can be applied      Architecture                           laser scanning and virtual                                                                                       based, and can be offered within     research in serious applications
                                                                   through the development of new                  reality visualisation.                                                                                           any of the GSA’s five specialist     of games technology across
                          MArch Architectural                      interactions and experiences.         This programme provides students                                                                                                                        schools (Fine Art, Architecture,     sectors such as healthcare,
                          Studies                                                                        with specialist knowledge and          MSc International                                                                                                Design, Visualisation and            education, and cultural heritage.
                                      MDes Design Innovation                insight into the relationships         Management &                                                                                                     Simulation, Innovation) and
                          Students develop an individual           & Service Design                      between low energy architectural       Design Innovation                                                                                                within a range of contexts.          MDes Sound for the
                          thesis within one of seven             design, energy and indoor                                                                                                                                   Moving Image
                          pathways: Urban Design, Creative         This programme equips students        environmental performance,             This programme is offered by                                                                                     MSc Medical Visualisation  
                          Urban Practices, Urban Building,         with the theory and practice          and building occupants,                the University of Glasgow and                                                                                    & Human Anatomy*                     This programme offers the
                          Digital Creativity, Energy and           of designing meaningful               incorporating academic and             taught in partnership with the                                                                                          opportunity to engage with the
                          Environmental Studies, History           and memorable customer                practical elements as well as the      GSA. The programme addresses                                                                                     Offered in collaboration with        craft and creative practice of
                          and Theory of the City, and Zero         experiences through live projects.    chance to work on live projects.       and explores the intersection                                                                                    the Laboratory of Human              sound production applied to film,
                          Energy Mass Customised Housing.          Students learn to put peoples’                                               between design and business.                                                                                     Anatomy, University of Glasgow,      animation, television, new media,
                                                                   experiences at the heart of           MDes Fashion + Textiles                                                                                                                                 this programme provides              electronic games and visual art, as
                          MDes Communication                       design research while developing                         Master of Fine Art (MFA)                                                                                         an opportunity to combine            well as equipping students with
                          Design                                   innovative and meaningful             fashionandtextiles                                                                                                           cadaveric dissection with 3D         the tools required to develop a
                                 service design proposals that         An advanced skills programme           A two-year, multidisciplinary                                                                                    digital reconstruction, and          research project within this field.
                          A two-year practice-led                  will be industry leading.             allowing graduates to develop          programme, offering students                                                                                     interaction using state-of-the-
                          programme, during which                                                        their individual ‘design signature’.   an extraordinary opportunity to                                                                                  art virtual reality facilities.
                          students have the opportunity            Doctoral Study                        The programme is studio-based          analyse, develop and secure their
                          to develop work in graphics,             (MPhil or PhD)*                       with workshops for weave,              studio practice in depth. MFA                                                                                    PG Cert Learning and
                          illustration or photography in                      print, dye knit, digital jacquard      alumni include five Turner Prize                                                                                 Teaching/Supervisory
                          the context of a rigorous but            The GSA has a distinctive             weave, embroidery and CAD,             winners: Simon Starling, Richard                                                                                 Practices in the
                          supportive intellectual climate.         specialist, practice based            and allows access to the Centre        Wright, Martin Boyce, Douglas                RADAR Research                     New Programmes                   Creative Disciplines*                All programmes listed above
                                                                   research culture that is widely       for Advanced Textiles (CAT).           Gordon and Duncan Campbell.                  Repository                         We are currently developing                 and on the previous page are
                          MLitt Curatorial Practice                recognised internationally. We                                                                                            Browse the digital archive of      new postgraduate degree          The PG Cert in Learning and          based at the GSA’s campuses
                          (Contemporary Art)                       offer part-time and full-time         MDes Graphics/                         Master of Letters                            our research output across         programmes and pathways -        Teaching enables staff in UK HEIs    and buildings in Glasgow.
Postgraduate programmes

                                 programmes of research, starting      Illustration/Photography               in Art Writing                               Architecture, Criticism, Design,   check our website for updates.   and related professional fields to
                          This programme engages with              in September each year. View                                 Digital, and Fine Art.                      develop their teaching practice      Programmes marked * can
                          varied modes of contemporary             profiles of primary research          This programme aiming to furnish       Drawing from disciplines including                     newpgprogrammes                  in the creative disciplines. The     be studied part-time.
                          curatorial practice, be                  supervisors on our website at         students with the research skills      visual art, art criticism, art history                                                                           PG Cert in Supervision enables
                          they collections, archives,                 and methods for stimulating            and literature, this programme                                                                                   the supervision of research          Please note that all our degree
                          contemporary art or performative                                               innovative communication               involves creative, philosophical,                                                                                projects at postgraduate level.      programmes are subject to
                          practices. Students develop a                                                  design practices in one of the         critical and theoretical approaches                                                                              Both PG Certs are available          alteration and applicants should
                          professional, outward-looking                                                  three specialisms. Applicants          to writing about art, writing                                                                                    in part-time mode only.              consult the relevant programme
                          focus, and collaborate with                                                    should identify their chosen           with art and writing as art.                                                                                                                          pages on the GSA website
                          cultural institutions across the city.                                         pathway in the application.                                                                                                                                                                  before making an application.
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