Glasgow School of Art - Master's Degree

With a proven history of producing some of the world’s most influential and successful artists, designers and architects, the GSA’s studio-based specialist, practice-led education draws talented individuals with a shared passion and concern for visual culture from all over the world.

  • Average Tuition GBP 12,360

School Description

Founded in 1845 as a Government School of Design, becoming a Government School of Art in 1858 and acquired its current title in 1897. One of the oldest artistic institutions in the UK. Some of the most notable alumni are Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect; Robert Hardy of the band Franz Ferdinand; Andrew Dunlop, Dougie Payne and Fran Healy of Travis; fashion designers Jonathan Saunders and Pam Hogg; Turner Prize winners Douglas Gordon and Simon Starling; Beck's Futures winners Roderick Buchanan, Toby Paterson and Rosalind Nashashibi

Master Programs

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom


    GBP 23,760 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom

    Architectural Engineering

    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of materials, systems, and methods used to construct and equip buildings intended for human habitation or other purposes.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom


    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom


    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom

    Fine Arts

    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom

    Graphic Design

    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, United Kingdom


    GBP 14,220 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

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  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00


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    Established in 1845


    The Glasgow School of Art is internationally recognised as one of Europe's foremost higher education institutions for creative education and research in fine art, design and architecture.

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          • Testimony
            , M.Arch, Urban Building

            Great Experience; such a diverse mix of studentsI did my Masters of Architecture degree at the GSA, and was impressed by the close attention of the staff, the diversity of the graduate student mix, and the fascinating urban feel of the city.I would definitely recommend the school and the city; Where else would you get a chance to study and be within easy access to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's buildings?

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            2002-2003, BA, Graphic Design & multimedia

            Fabulous school and cityI spent my final year here of my BA - Scared, new - but within a few weeks I was greeted with such a great bunch of tutors, people and city. The school is beautiful. I was suprised by the tough competition and crit. But it made me into the person I am now when it comes to creativity and crit. Because its good to recieve crit. Thank you for my small but great time there.

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            1994-1998, BA Hons, Fine Art

            A place like no otherGSA is a place like no other I have ever had the joy of experiencing.This is a place that will open up your mind and train you to think way beyond your wildest dreams. It will be tough and competitive but so is life, if you can't handle it you won't last a day in the creative world beyond art school.I can't recommend GSA highly enough, there aren't words to adequately cover it.