Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Schotland)
The GSA is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading higher education institutions for education and research in the visual creative disciplines.
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for visual creative disciplines. A studio-based approach to research and teaching brings disciplines together to explore problems in new ways to find new, innovative solutions. The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarity, peer learning, critical inquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to address many of the grand challenges confronting contemporary life.
From its foundation in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design supporting Glasgow’s manufacturing industries, the GSA has continually adapted, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education and today, digital technology. Then as now our purpose remains the same, the development of creative approaches with new audiences to contribute to a better world.
With regard to this GSA is committed to:
Disruption – encouraging critical thinking and experimentation;
Diversity – in our students and staff, thought and outlook;
Responsibility – to our planet, each other and those we work with;
Place – our heritage, traditions and our locations;
Collaboration – with our student, colleagues and external partners.
GSA has a unique and enviable position within UK higher education, one in which we are widely acknowledged as Scotland’s specialist university-level institution for the visual creative disciplines. This has been achieved through the success of our graduates, the quality of our teaching and research and our heritage inextricably rooted in the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. GSA enjoys both global significance and influence as one of Europe’s leading centres for studio-based learning and research. Alongside our global position is our place within the city and Scotland and the role we have played in the economic and cultural renaissance of Glasgow.
Our aim is to continually build on and enhance our position, extending our reach and impact through collaboration and inter-disciplinarity which is rooted in specialism and studio practice.