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Applying to Glasgow School of Art
- Entry Requirements:
160-175 UCAS Points
Average range for Glasgow School of Art entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
Glasgow School of Art Reputation
Glasgow School of Art is located in South West Scotland. 2,300 students are enrolled at Glasgow School of Art:
- 1,515 of these students come from the UK
- 310 come from other EU countries
- And 475 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Glasgow School of Art show that six months after leaving university, 91% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Glasgow School of Art, is £18,000 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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Brilliant course. Brilliant studios. Having your own space is really beneficial and makes you feel at home and something you don’t get elsewhere. The architecture is amazing. The spaces feel special and its a really exciting environment to be in.
The art school is going through a turbulent time right now, but things are looking up. The Stow building is now open which means that there is a lot more workable space in the building. Facilities are good, and student support is very good. In house counselling services are available which is invaluable. Level of education is brilliant, lecturers are all highly qualified and offer fantastic insight to all creative areas. You also have access to lots of freebies, including free access to Lynda.com. Library content is very good
Glasgow School of Art in my opinion has earned its reputation. It has provided me a course that perfect for what I was looking for, and offers me a learning experience like no other. In my case small classes mean I get all the support I could need while working through my projects. All needed programs and hardware to run such programs is provided for me with no extra expense to myself. However, in my opinion the, all though there is a range of societies, I found them all too "arty". In the art schools attempt to cater to the niche they exclude normal societies/ activities. An example I encountered was during freshers week. There was a BBQ happening, which is great, however it was a vegan BBQ. This I feel excluded those who aren't vegan/veggie. I simple solution to this would been to have a normal BBQ that also had vegan options, thus including everyone. In terms of societies, if your an average Joe there isn't much in the way if sports or more mainstream societies.
I went to this uni for 3 years studying architecture. You need to be weird/ quirky to go here, not my type of place - I felt as if I was very looked down upon. Everyone thinks they are better than each other and it is very competitive - lecturers, some are good some aren’t, still the same condescending vibe you get though. If that’s your type of thing this place is for you - as you can tell it wasn’t my favourite place - it was also very unorganised.
Took best part of a month to move us into spaces that ought to have been ready on day one. Impossible to get a reply from lecturers that have told you to email them with issues you’d like addressed. Even once we got spaces we had no fire safety equipment in the room, no bins, no recycling, no lockers for our personal belongings (as we were told we would have). No one seems to take the lead on fixing problems and everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else - all while the students pay between 8000 and 17000 for this mess on a day to day basis
Don't go here. Decided to come here for a postgraduate after feeling like I still needed a year to hone my skills after my undergraduate. You are left to your own devices most of the time, the facilities are terrible - printers barely ever work and are old fashioned - on top of that you must pay for their use. Even very basic things like guillotines are broken or don't exist. The course cost me all of my savings. I got no support from my lecturers and felt almost ridiculed for my ideas half of the time. The other half of the time they were late or going outside for cigarette breaks. My main lecturer used to b**** to one of my friends about some of my classmates. Most colleagues agreed that the course in general was poorly run. I wanted the course to build confidence in my abilities but it gave me an inferiority complex and a whopping bill to the tune of 10,000 pounds. I ended up seeing a therapist as I was so depressed from feeling unsupported, directionless and used for money.
I studied waiting and printmaking for 5 months before dropping out as many students use this institution as a 3 year Gap year, they don't care that they aren't receiving any form of education. During the months I was there countless trips, tutor sessions were cancelled due to staff shortages. The tutorial time you receive is a complete waste of time and energy, you see a tutor once every 3 weeks if you are lucky to be told all your work isn't good enough. I would only recommend applying to this institution if you want to be a pay check for somebody. There is a complete lack of student support, nobody will notice if you haven't turned up for weeks. I think this is particularly scary as they have a large international student population and without proper support these students could be on the other side of the world with no support.
There are pre-schools that are better organised than this place. Bad/no information for students with exchanges (this is up to the students themselves to organise), no support or feedback (you should know your trade before you even come here!), and many of the professors have not worked/had a degree in the subject they teach. They very much hire people depending on who knows who. The general consensus is that it's such an honour to study at this institution, and if you raise you voice up are a troublemaker that maybe isn't suited to study here. Student representatives was put on disciplinary action because the head of department didn't know they were student representatives (and all complaints should be turned against the complainer). When complaining that we weren't taught what other universities taught in the different subjects (no real subjects here) the head of department decided to change the name of the course instead. When asked which laptop I need for my course, the I