FYE: A cross-department project for first year students at the Glasgow School of Art

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.

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Our HABITAT 2019/20

North, South, East, West: Exploring the position of discipline within the context of the art school and the wider environment.

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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.