Taught course

Fine Art Practice

Glasgow School of Art · Fine Art

Entry requirements

Application to the programme will be through portfolio and project proposal. All applicants will be expected to have a good first degree (2:1 or 1st) in fine art. For all four pathways of the programme, candidates will be expected to outline a clear project within their chosen medium that can be explored throughout Stages 1 and 2, and brought to fruition in Stage 3. Proposals will be judged on their coherence, originality, innovation and intellectual rigour. Portfolios will be judged on (amongst other elements) skill/ability, conceptual depth, and formal presentation.

Painting; Printmedia; Sculpture; Photography& Moving Image; Drawing

Months of entry


Course content

For candidates on the Painting pathway, the emphasis throughout the year will be on interrogation and critically reflective exploration of the place of painting in 21st century fine art practice. Painting has experienced something of a resurgence in recent years as a field of practice. In addition to enabling students to direct their own practice in the context of a shared studio experience, the Painting pathway will aim to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of the theoretical and cultural debates that have underpinned approaches to the medium in recent decades.
See GSA website for details of other pathways

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

John Quinn
+ 44 (0) 1413534500