About the Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognized as one of Britain's foremost higher education institutions for the study and advancement of fine art, design, and architecture. It is a small, specialized and highly focused international community. Students will find the School an immensely stimulating and creative place where new ideas are always encouraged and developed through teaching and studio based research. The GSA Macintosh Building is renowned as an example of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the greatest architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Founded in 1845, the campus is located in the center of Glasgow (pop. 630,000). Glasgow is home to one of the best metropolitan art galleries and museum collections in the UK, as well as many national performing arts companies. The GSA campus and student residence are situated a short walk from Sauchiehall Street, one of the main pedestrian streets. Getting around Glasgow is easy, whether by foot, bicycle or public transport. Scotland's other cities are within easy reach of Glasgow by road and rail. Some of the best climbing and skiing in the UK are not far away.
Students enroll for Fall Term only. Late September – Mid-December
Courses & Credits:
Students earn 3.0 Wheaton credits for the GSA Fall Term (2.0 credits as Independent Studio and 1.0 as elective Studio Art credit.) Portfolio review is required by Wheaton’s Art Department when students return to campus.
Wheaton students enroll in the School of Fine Art, picking a concentration among the areas listed below:
- Environmental Art
Students spend four days a week within a specific department for studio work and one day with the Historical & Critical Studies (HC) department. GSA Historical & Critical Studies courses are not taught in the same way as History of Art at Wheaton. They will not be considered for credit transfer in History of Art.
Students are required to submit a portfolio of recent work.
Housing & Board:
?Students live in Margaret MacDonald House in shared flats with single rooms and kitchen facilities where students prepare their own meals.
Wheaton Tuition and Housing
- Expenses covered include tuition, lab fees, some field trips, housing and one round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Glasgow.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for meals, passport and visa fees, travel to meet the overseas flights, local transportation, books and supplies, CISI Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance, and personal expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322