As Scotland’s national Conservatoire, we are in a unique position sitting at the very heart of Scotland’s cultural life.
Eager to ensure we remain at the forefront of performing arts education, we have spent the last 6 years redesigning our entire curriculum offer. Now, two years into delivery of the new undergraduate curriculum , we have re-identified ourselves as a conservatoire for the 21st century. Uniquely in the UK, we have the 5 performing arts disciplines of dance, drama, music, production, and screen all under one roof. This has allowed us to create a curriculum which balances the demands of individual disciplines, with opportunities for students to work in genuinely inter-disciplinary ways. Our curriculum also places value on artistic collaboration, on social engagement and on Human Rights.
Across all of our specialisms, we currently have around 900 students on degree programmes. Our students enjoy a dynamic learning environment and experience an extraordinary blend of intensive tuition, professional partnerships, performances and the creative space to co-create across the disciplines on their journey towards realising their own individual artistic voice.
Founded in 1845 as a government school of design, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is today internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. Our studio-based approach to research and teaching brings disciplines of fine art, design, architecture, visualisation and critical history and theory together to explore problems in new ways to find new innovative solutions. The studio creates the environment for inter-disciplinarity, peer learning, critical enquiry, experimentation and prototyping, helping to addressing many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business.