Collaborative explorations of discipline within the context of the art school and the wider environment.Find out more
The First Year Experience brings together all of Year 1 students from the five schools at GSA (Design, Architecture, Fine Art, Innovation, Simulation and Visualisation), the International Foundation Programme, and Glasgow Clyde College Associate Student Scheme in a virtual place for two shared projects during their first year of study.
The FYE is made up of two 4-week courses: Co-Lab 1 in Semester 1 and Co-Lab 2 in Semester 2. Each course takes a focus on creative practice through the lenses of context, criticality, studio and collaboration. Each course is led by an overarching theme which evolves each academic year to reflect current and relevant topics and issues.
The FYE introduces students to art school. It offers students the opportunity to explore the breadth of the disciplinary domain in which they will study, work and practice, its relationship with other specialist subjects at GSA and the wider context of Glasgow.
Considering Being Human and the Anthropocene.Find out more
Rethinking the position of discipline within the context of the art school and the wider environment.Find out more
Challenge the fallacy of the idealised human form described as: standard, default or normal.Find out more
North, South, East, West: Exploring the position of discipline within the context of the art school and the wider environment.Find out more
Exploring what it means to be human.Find out more
Thanks to all partners and GSA staff involved in the delivery of this project. It is built around the generosity of the archives and locations involved, in giving students access to their collections and insights in to what they contain.
Many thanks also, to all participating students who have contributed work to this project.
Participating Programmes:Communication Design Fashion Design Fine Art Photography GSA Associates: Glasgow Clyde College Interaction Design Interior Design International Foundation Programme Mackintosh School of Architecture Painting & Printmaking Product Design Sculpture & Environmental Art Silversmithing & Jewellery Simulation & Visualisation Textile Design