Current featuring Source Materials

GSA OPEN offers a wide range of events throughout the year to help you get the right information and support at the right time. We will guide you through the admission process. Visit our new digital publication – Current – featuring Source Materials, a zine full of advice for your art school application including a look at sketchbooks and writing your personal statement.


GSA digital magazine front cover



Advanced Entry

Not all new students on our undergraduate degree programmes begin their studies in Year 1. Each year a number of successful applicants are offered a place in Year 2 or 3 instead. Entering in this way is often referred to as advanced entry – find out more in this talk by Advanced Entry Manager Elizabeth Biedler.

Transitions In To Art School

There are various routes into the GSA, from straight from school to joining from school, college, or the workplace, or by taking time to develop your portfolio through one of our Portfolio Preparation courses. Transitions Into Art School looks at students who have joined us through some of these ways in.

Portfolio Examples

For a sample of successful portfolios, by discipline click here.

We have a series of live chats scheduled to answer your questions.