The Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art

Charity information

The Glasgow School of Art

Since it was founded in 1845 The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has become one of the UK’s pre-eminent higher education institutions for the study and advancement of fine art, design and architecture.

Founded 1845

  • Mission statement

    The vision of Glasgow School of Art is:
    To provide world class creative education and research in architecture, design and fine art which makes a significant economic, social and cultural contribution.

    It has an international reputation for its teaching and its research with a wide range of international student and staff exchange programmes and academic collaborations, based on the quality of its education, its many famous alumni and its growing areas of research excellence. The GSA’s small size (around 1,900 undergraduate and postgraduate students in 2010/11), compact campus and focus on practice-based visual disciplines engender a close knit, collaborative and highly creative community which supports students’ learning; ensures very high retention and achievement rates; and promotes educational and research synergies.

  • Aims

    The Glasgow School of Art aims to:

    • Encourage Adademic Enhancement by offering programmes, projects and facilities that complement the core curriculum for the benefit of students across the school.
    • Enhance the Student Experience through the provision of scholarships, travel bursaries and student support across the School
    • Enhance engagement - widening participation in higher education by working with school and community groups to raise awareness and aspirations about the benefits of continuing education.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1845

    Board members: 23

    Full time staff: 203

    Part time staff: 170

    Phone number: 0141 566 1470

    Address: 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

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  • Glasgow School of Art Unrestricted Fund

    To support the Glasgow School of Art.
  • GSA Access Scholarship Fund

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  • GSA Widening Access Programmes

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