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  • Locations: Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Jefferson - East Falls Campus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 05/01/2019 05/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English
Number of Credits: 12-16 Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Graphic Design Communication, Industrial Design Portfolio Required: Yes
Class Status: Junior
Program Description:
Hone your creative instincts, skills, and foundation at one of Europe’s leading higher education institutions for education and research in the visual creative disciplines – Glasgow School of Art.

All students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this program.

Known as Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has so much to offer residents, visitors, and students alike! When you’re attending the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, located in the heart of the city, you will be surrounded by the historical charm of the city and its many attractions. Take in a show at the historic King’s Theatre, visit the Glasgow Botanic Gardens or meet with friends for a study session at Glasgow Green Park. If you need a break from this vibrant city, explore the Highlands and neighboring cities/countries. The possibilities are endless!



All students will be allowed to choose two schools to study from while at Glasgow, School of Fine Art and Design and Makintosh School of Architecture. The programs in each school are studio based and practice led. Although it may vary by department, each week will consist of 4 days of intense studio practice and one day of Critical Studies, Design History or Theory.
Unlike other institutions, GSA does not operate a “class/ credit” system, which means, you will need to specify what specialist department you are applying to when filling out your GSA Study Abroad application. Once you’re accepted to the degree program best fitted for your level, you will follow the curriculum set by the program for the semester. Thus, there will be no list of classes to choose from.
While courses are subject to change, an example of courses you should expect to take can be found here - Updated GSA Equivalencies.pdf and below:
Courses Taken In the Past:
Product Design Studio,
FOCI- Origins, Histories, and Consequences of Design



Students will be staying at one of two residence halls at Glasgow School of Art. Blythswood House and Margaret Macdonald House are both a 5 minutes’ walk from the main GSA campus. Enjoy deluxe housing and private accommodations at Blythswood House or spacious shared flats at Margaret Macdonald House. When you’re not in school or at home, bask in the nightlife or explore galleries in the thriving metropolis of Glasgow.
How much should you budget? Click here for the anticipated cost sheet: Study Abroad Cost Sheet.pdf 

All students must attend pre-departure orientation before studying abroad. Students will be informed of safety protocol, health insurance, money management, and more. Former study abroad students will be available to provide peer advice on general and/or specific matters.


Students studying in Scotland for less than 6 months will need to apply for a Short-term Study Visa. Short-term Study visa holders are not permitted to work whilst in the UK and may not switch into another visa category within the UK. Please visit for more information.

Visit here to learn about scholarship opportunities at Glasgow School of Art