Glasgow Fine Art
MFA. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.
The MFA programme is divided into three successive and interlinked stages: Pg Certificate (15 weeks); Pg Diploma (15 weeks); MFA (30 weeks). Alongside studio work students also have the opportunity to select from a range of other short elective courses covering an array of subjects and approaches. All components of the MFA programme are formally assessed and graded, and the Student Progress Review, which takes place towards the end of each Stage of the programme, is a means whereby students receive feedback and guidance.
How to Apply
Dedicated studio space. Workshop and technical facilities including the Media Studio which offers facilities in computers, digital sound, video and editing and access to workshops across the fine art disciplines.
During their course of study, students are expected to participate in two major public exhibitions of their work: the Interim exhibition (end of stage 2); the MFA degree show (end of stage 3). Both exhibitions allow the opportunity to present work to a high professional standard for the purposes not only of public display, but also of assessment.
The MFA often stages an annual international exhibition of graduating students' work during the summer. Previous locations have included Beijing, Budapest, Chicago, Brussels, Kyoto, Stockholm, New York City, Mexico City, and Berlin. NOTE: The international exhibition cannot be guaranteed to take place every year.
Careers and alumni
Successful careers in various sectors of the professional art world, including four Turner Prize winners: Simon Starling, Richard Wright, Martin Boyce and Duncan Campbell. Other graduates include Claire Barclay; Mark Beever; Will Bradley; Lucy Byatt; Soo Jung Choi; Kaifeng Chun; Leigh French; Michael Fullerton; Kate Gray; Mark Finch Hedengren; Jenny Hogarth; Paul Knight; Tanya Leighton; Rosalind Nashashibi; Rallou Panagiotou; Lili Reynaud-Dewar; Craig Richardson; Julie Roberts; Charles Sandison; Corin Sworn; James Thornhill; Caroline Woodley