IFSA Glasgow School of Art Partnership

Glasgow, Scotland

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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

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 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 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

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Glasgow School of Art Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

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 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.

Credit Conversions

At the Glasgow School of Art, a full course load is 15 U.S. semester credit hours for semester.
1 SCQF = .25 U.S. semester credit hours

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 or billed to you.

Special Curriculum Options
Beginner/Intermediate Studio Art
Designed for students pursuing a liberal arts or social sciences degree, who wish to take classes in a studio art setting for a semester at the introductory to intermediate level. Students can choose to take only arts classes, in which case they would take 6 classes at GSA, or they can add an elective from the University of Glasgow College of Arts or College of Social Sciences, and take 4 classes at GSA.

Available classes include:
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects 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
Archaeology Architecture and Design Art Education Art History Classics Cultural Studies Engineering, General English European History European Studies Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Film Production Film/Cinema Studies Fine Arts Game Design Graphic Design Historic Preservation and Conservation History Illustration/Drawing Interior Design International Studies/Affairs/Relations Jewelry Making Literature Media/Multimedia Studies Medieval History Museum Studies Music Painting Philosophy Photography Religious Studies Sculpture Sociology Studio Art Textiles & Apparel Theater/Drama Theology

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 Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Jennifer McKibben

Assistant Director of Student Services. Program Advisor for IFSAOnline, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Mexico, Peru, and Scotland

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Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Regional Director, Europe and Middle East

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2021

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Mid-January 2021
Program End Date
Late May 2021

Program Fees

Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
Coming Soon
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on Margaret McDonald House. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Blythswood House ($650).

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,250
Meals
$2,000
Books & Supplies
$270
Local Transportation
$175
Personal Expenses
$1,835
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,530

Academic Year 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
Mid—September 2020
Program End Date
Mid—May 2021

Program Fees

Tuition
$33,150
Housing
$6,375
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$39,525
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
This program may have supplemental fees. Please check with your IFSA Program Advisor.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
Please check with your IFSA Program Advisor for personal costs.

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 7, 2020
Program End Date
December 11, 2020

Program Fees

Tuition
$14,575
Housing
$3,275
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$17,850
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on Margaret MacDonald House. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Blythswood House ($500).

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,250
Meals
$1,730
Books & Supplies
$270
Local Transportation
$110
Personal Expenses
$1,515
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,875