IFSA-Butler Glasgow School of Art Partnership

Glasgow, Scotland
Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 1

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Glasgow School of Art Partnership

GSA is the college of choice for leading-edge art study in Scotland's most cosmopolitan city. Recognized for its international role in educating artists, designers and architects, GSA is one of the few free-standing art schools remaining in Europe. With a history of distinguished alumni, including Robbie Coltrane, Alison Watt, and Douglas Gordon, GSA can help you find your inspiration, as well.

Glasgow School of Art Partnership Benefits

  • Study cutting edge fine art, design and architecture in an inspiring city, at an institution recognized for its international role in educating artists, designers and architects
  • Spend 30 to 35 hours a week in a dedicated studio space working on independent projects
  • An active student association offers clubs and societies for social, cultural and athletic interests, including an innovative Drama Club and Film Society

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Glasgow School of Art Partnership

Courses
As a studio art school, Glasgow School of Art is based on a tutorial system, in which students are expected to work independently and in groups on assignments that are often very broad and allow for much creativity, imagination and self-direction. Guidance from instructors is always available, but students must initiate contact with their advisors at the GSA. You will be admitted to a specific school and department, and are expected to undertake the projects that are assigned for that year or semester of study at the GSA.

Glasgow School of Art offers three different schools: The School of Fine Art, the School of Design and the Rennie Mackintosh School of Architecture. The staff at the Glasgow School of Art will review your application and portfolio and assign you to a year of study. Most IFSA-Butler students are admitted into year two studies at the Glasgow School of Art. Students who demonstrate extensive background in their chosen medium may be admitted into year three studies.

To learn more about what is taught in each year of study in the various departments at the Glasgow School of Art, visit the website and click on one of the many different degrees offered by the school, then click on the "Study Guide" PDF on the right side of the page, next to the Programme Overview.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA-Butler or billed to you.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Glasgow School of Art Partnership
Architecture and Design Art History Ceramics Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Gaming Graphic Design Historic Preservation Illustration/Drawing Interior Design Jewelry Making Painting Photography Sculpture Studio Art Textiles & Apparel

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered
Details
Glasgow School of Art students are housed at the Margaret Macdonald House or Blytheswood House. Meals are self-catered. Pillows, duvet and other linens are not provided, but may be purchased upon arrival.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program start date
January 17, 2018
Program end date
May 26, 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$20,450
Housing
$2,525
Additional Information
Program participants placed in Blytheswood Square will receive a separate fee of approximately $625 per semester.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,000
Visa
$0
Residence Permits
$0
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$260
Meals
$1,970
Commuting
$120
Phone/Internet
$60
Misc
$250
Laundry
$60
Entertainment
$1,235
Independent Travel
$585
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$5,640

Fall 2018

Program start date
Early September 2018
Program end date
Mid-December 2018
Non-refundable Program Deposit
$500
Tuition
$12,375
Housing
$3,600
Total Program Fee
$15,975
Additional Information
Program participants placed in Blytheswood Square will receive a separate fee of approximately $625 per semester.
Estimated Personal Costs
Flight
$1,200
Visa
n/a
Start-up Costs
$100
Books
$260
Meals
$1,670
Commuting
$100
Phone/Internet
$50
Misc
$200
Laundry
$50
Entertainment
$1,040
Independent Travel
$585
Total Estimated Personal Costs
$5,255

Year

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.