Best Universities for Design studies
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- GSA will reduce the number of people in buildings and spaces and any one time, this means you can only come on to campus on your timetabled studio day.
20 Design studies reviews at Glasgow School of Art
Fashion Design, BA Hons
Meh. I like my tutor he’s cool, has a lot of experience but just seems so overworked. He has to manage 3 years worth of fashion students and you never get to have a proper chat as he’s rushing to each student. There’s no actual practical lessons learning new techniques or practices which annoys me because how am I meant to develop my work with no new tools in my pocket which is the whole reason I’m here! I like being independent but it just seems you get so much because everyone is so unorganised. Not to mention how much money you spend, you have to pay for everything which makes you question where are all your tuition fees are going? Definitely not on the teaching, there’s hardly any! Technicians for fashion design in particular are very unapproachable, I feel nervous to ask them questions as there so impatient and don’t explain things properly. I feel stupid around them most of the time and don’t instill any confidence in me. I’m a student with ADHD and I feel like a burden on them.
Product Design, BDes Hons
I have loved studying Product Design at GSA, this course has gone above and beyond my expectations - I have developed a rich and diverse portfolio from the many individual, collaborative and live projects undertaken on the course.
Communication Design, BA Hons
Immersive Systems design, and absolutely amazing course in my opinion. Great support from teachers, gearing you up for a job at the end of the course. Course has a wide array of fun projects that interest everyone. All tech is provided for you.
Interior Design, BA Hons
Highly conceptual, idea and creativity driven - however with very little way of taught information. This is completely expected of the students themselves, even for industry standard programmes. Contact time with tutors is abysmal until fourth year - although it means you can have the fun uni experience for the first three with little worry. New studios over the last 2 years have improved things dramatically, however. n/a on job prospects but not great so far.
Product Design, BDes Hons
There is no teaching. You get called a designer from day one and reviewed publicly weekly. Sort of a bootcamp of how to deal with criticism and do better next time. A learn by doing and learn through your classmates, but no strategy is there to manage people in case things do not work. You deal with it and move on to the next one. Unless you are rockstar designer, you know what you want to do and have a defined identity along with the hard and soft skills, don't. Otherwise, great course for a relevant themed folio.
Digital Culture, BA Hons
School is a nightmare, absolute decaying corpse of a (maybe?) once good institution. Website is a nightmare, students don't have access to appropriate facilities. Still not sure what I'm supposed to do with my degree, don't feel that I learned any practical skills to a marketable extent (or learn how to acquire and develop those skills) Staff are nice enough, but the school as a whole doesn't value its students an ounce past how fast it can take their money and throw them under the bus. sad. depressing. really.
Product Design, MDes Hons
I was told to pay full price for my tuition for 2 years, before they realized I should get it for free. No repayment to this day. I am far from the only student that had this problem. The level of unprofessionalism is insane! When suffering from depression in my last year I was told all my work lacked “intelligent input” and when raising concerns with my Head of Department I was told “that they thought I would be stringer than that”. This university gave me some of the most horrible years of my life. I wouldn’t send my worst enemy there.