1845 - ?

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845 to support the manufacturing industries of Glasgow. Ever since, it has evolved and grown to serve new industries and audiences through the delivery of world leading teaching and research in the visual creative disciplines. It is ambitious and international in outlook, but its roots and heritage remain firmly embedded in the City of Glasgow and has grown to become one of the UK's finest bodies for the study of fine art, design, and architecture. In 1909 it moved into its present headquarters in Renfrew Street, Glasgow designed by the famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a former alumnus. The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) is internationally recognised as one of Europe's top university-level institutions in the visual creative disciplines. Based in the heart of Glasgow with connections across the globe, our learning, teaching and world-leading research spans art, design, architecture, innovation and technology.