Glasgow School of Art

The GSA is 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 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 address many of the grand challenges confronting society and contemporary business.

Since the School was founded in 1845 as one of the first Government Schools of Design, as a centre of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing industries, our role has continually evolved and redefined to reflect the needs of the communities we are part of, embracing in the late 19th century fine art and architecture education and today, digital technology. Then as now our purpose remains the same - to contribute to a better world through creative education and research.

Head Of School

Jimmy Stephen-Cran holds a Masters Degree in Fashion from St. Martins School of Art, London, and a Bachelors Degree from Glasgow. He has designed fashion embroidery for many distinguished brands including Chanel, Donna Karan, La Perla, Oscar de la Renta, and Etro as well as an own-label collection for Barneys, New York. He has also provided consultancy and commission work for Adidas, Couverture, Pepe Jeans, and Sotheby's, London and New York. This vast experience is applied to his role as Programme Leader in Fashion and Textiles , helping shape student as the futures emerging design talent.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate & Postgraduate 

Fashion Design BA (Honours) 
Textile Design BA (Honours)
Silversmithing & Jewellery BA (Honours) 
Fashion & Textiles MA 

Noteworthy Alumni 

Pam Hogg, Anne MacBeth, Robert Stewart. 

Life In Glasgow 

As Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow is vibrant, lively and full of creativity. It has a  legendary music scene from techno to folk to indie pop  with The Art School itself holding some of the best music nights with the coolest DJs. Keep track of happenings at 40+ galleries and museums across Glasgow, including the GSA, with this social media aggregator. 

Tuition and Scholarship Information 

Scottish + EU Students should contact the Student Awards Agency For Scotland for information on assistance with paying tuition fees, and any living cost support that may be available. Please click here to find out more on scholarships at GSA.