Glasgow School of Art Programme for Study Abroad Students

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Glasgow School of Art Programme for Study Abroad Students

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Photography, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    An integral part of these courses is the researching and development of ideas and techniques relating to the subject through independent sketchbook work, which will extend students’ practice out-with studio hours. Students will also be encouraged to broaden their awareness and knowledge of both traditional and contemporary art practices. This will enable students to place their work within a broader context and assist the development of their own practice as an artist.

    The courses are conducted by means of practical studio and workshop sessions, complemented by seminars, critiques and tutorials. Study Abroad students can take one or two classes with the Glasgow School of Art in the following:

    Stained Glass Workshop (new)

    This course covers the various techniques for creating leaded and stained glass panels. Students will explore the processes of cutting glass, painting, staining, etching, and leading. Exploring ideas and technical details through drawing is also an important component of the course. Tuition will be delivered through demonstrations and one-to-one assistance, as students work at their own pace on their chosen personal projects.

    Black & white photography

    The photography course will instruct students in the use of the camera and its primary functions, covering camera handling, exposure control, developing, contact printing and enlarging. The curriculum also places emphasis on the awareness of the full range of possibilities offered at every stage of the creative process; from the initial intention or idea, contact with the subject and the photographic technology, the darkroom techniques, until finally culminating in the presentation of artwork.

    Rendering the human form – drawing and painting

    This course will provide students with the basic knowledge, understanding and confidence required to draw and paint the human form. Students will be introduced to the core skills and practices necessary to render a nude figure. The course will enable students to render three-dimensionality and also provide a platform from which the students’ personal awareness and interpretation of the visual environment can be developed.

    Figurative sculpture

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to work three-dimensionally from the human figure in clay. Sculpting directly in clay students will develop their observational skills, ability to handle clay and senses of proportion and form. Students will build and model clay so that completed pieces can be kiln fired, after which they will learn how to finish their sculptures using a variety of techniques and materials.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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