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gsa-undergrad-prospectus.pdf

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UNDERGRADUATEPROSPECTUS
 
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AT THE GSA WE GIVE YOU FREEDOMAND INDEPENDENCE WITHIN ANINTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGING ANDSTIMULATING ENVIRONMENT,TOEXPLORE IDEAS AND REALISE YOURPOTENTIAL.WE OFFER A PRACTICE-LED,PROJECT-DRIVEN,STUDIO-BASED LEARNINGEXPERIENCE THAT WILL CHALLENGEYOUR CREATIVE POWERS,DEVELOPYOUR TALENTS,AND ULTIMATELY GIVEYOUR WORK A PROFESSIONAL EDGE A HIGHLY-CHARGED CREATIVEENVIRONMENT. JOIN US FOR A JOURNEY THAT WILLTAKE YOU ON A LEARNING EXPERIENCETHAT WILL LAST YOU A LIFETIME.
Welcome to The Glasgow School of Art
01
WELCOME
02
OUR VISION
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DIRECTOR’S WELCOME
15
WELCOME TO THE GSA
16
Some of our Successes
21
Welcome to Glasgow + Scotland
25
An International Art School
33
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AT THE GSA
37
SCHOOL OF DESIGN
40
Teaching + Learning + Assessment
42
Careers + Alumni
45
First-Year Programme
49
Ceramic Design
53
Interior Design
57
Silversmithing + Jewellery
61
Textiles
65
Visual Communication
69
Ceramics Part-Time
71
Product Design
77
Product Design Engineering
83
SCHOOL OF FINE ART
86
Teaching + Learning + Assessment
88
Careers + Alumni
91
Studying Fine Art
93
Fine Art Photography
97
Fine Art Painting + Printmaking
101
Sculpture + Environmental Art
USING THIS PROSPECTUS
This prospectus provides an overview of studying at the GSA at undergraduate level.Each area has a specific link to moreinformation on our website:www.gsa.ac.uk.A copy of thisprospectus is also available in pdf format and text-only format on our website should you need to rescale the text size.If you do not have access to the internet,require specificinformation or need a copy of this prospectus in an alternativeformat please contact us and we will be happy to help.
:
Academic Registry +44 (0) 141 353 4512 info@gsa.ac.uk
Contents
109
MACKINTOSH SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
112
Teaching + Learning + Assessment
114
Careers + Alumni
117
Architectural Studies
121
Diploma in Architecture
125
Master of Architecture by Conversion
129
POSTGRADUATE + RESEARCH
135
RESOURCES FOR LEARNING
135
Main Library
135
Mackintosh Library
135
Computer Centre
137
Mackintosh Research Centre
137
Exhibitions
139
Enterprise
139
Insight Out Learning
141
LIFE AS A STUDENT
141
Student Support
141
Sports
143
Accommodation
143
Students’Association
147
HOW TO APPLY
150
Key Information for International Students
153
Entry Qualifications:Undergraduate
156
Financing Your Studies
158
HOW TO FIND US
160
TERM DATES + OFFICERS
 
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Our vision
TO PROVIDE WORLD CLASS CREATIVE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN ARCHITECTURE,DESIGN AND FINE ART,WHICH MAKES A SIGNIFICANTECONOMIC,SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION.
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DESIGN WEEK MAGAZINE,HAS PUT THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART INTO ITS ‘HOT 50’LIST IN 2007.THE LIST HONOURS PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO DESIGN.THE MAGAZINE DESCRIBES THE GSA AS ONE OF THE LEADERS IN THE FIELD OF DESIGN EDUCATION AND COMMENDS THE SCHOOL FORENGAGING IN,‘SOCIALLY RELEVANTDESIGN RATHER THAN JUST CREATING A PRODUCT’.
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5 OF THE 6 ARTISTS SELECTED TO REPRESENT SCOTLAND IN THE VENICE BIENNALE EXHIBITION 2007,RECOGNISED AS THEWORLD’S LARGEST AND MOSTPRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONALSHOWCASE FOR CONTEMPORARYVISUAL ART,STUDIED AT THE GSA.THE WORK OF HENRY COOMBES,LOUISE HOPKINS,ROSALINDNASHASHIBI,LUCY SKAER AND TONY SWAYNE WILL BE EXHIBITED IN VENICE.ALL 4 ARTISTS CHOSENTO REPRESENT SCOTLAND IN THEVENICE BIENNALE 2005 WERE GSAGRADUATES AND,IN 2003,70%OF THE SELECTED ARTISTS WEREGSA GRADUATES.
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THE GSA’S MACKINTOSHSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE WAS NAMED TOP SCHOOL INSCOTLAND BY THE ARCHITECT’S JOURNAL ‘TOP 100 SURVEY OF ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS’.THE GSA FINISHED 3RD OUT OF 100 AND WAS THE ONLYSCOTTISH SCHOOL TO APPEAR IN THE TOP 10.

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