Glasgow School of Art
Key Course Facts
The MLitt Art Writing is based on two principal elements: a unique understanding of art writing as an interdisciplinary studio practice and the opportunity to bring new work to a public audience or readership through project-based partnerships with local organisations or bodies. With emphasis on reflexive and critical practice-based enquiry, the programme reflects the increasing interest in the development of alternative forms of critical and theoretical writing and the reconfiguring of the relationship between writing and artistic practice.
The practice and study of art writing involves creative, philosophical, critical and theoretical approaches to writing about, writing with, and writing as art. Drawing from disciplines including visual art, art criticism, art history and literature, this interdisciplinary field is as much about creative production as it is concerned with critical discourse. Students will be encouraged to consider art writing as an emergent genre and to examine its cultural and literary forms, histories, content and contexts. Encouraging self-directed exploration and practice, and supported by peers and access to the wider creative community of Glasgow, students will focus on the development and dissemination of their own expansive, innovative and impactful modes of creative critical writing, reading, editorial and research practices. Students are expected to write effectively from a position of curiosity, knowledge and purpose and to publish and present within the expanded field of art criticism and interdisciplinary writing.
The programme offers a series of research and practice visits, professional practice workshops and masterclasses, and a series of visiting lectures from leading experts in the field. Project placements with local specialists and organisations allow students to test and develop their practice in an external environment and to bring new work to a public audience or readership. Engagement and participation in local cultural activity is seen as crucial to both individual student development, the ethos of the Art Writing programme and the city at large.
Students are expected to present final project work for Graduate Degree Show and also as part of a satellite MLitt Art Writing event at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Art Writing, MLitt, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
A good undergraduate Degree (normally 2:1 or higher) in a relevant subject area (e.g. Contemporary Art Practice/Theory, Art History, Creative Writing, Literature, Critical Studies, Museum and Curatorial Studies) or equivalent professional practice.
Tuition Fees Art Writing MLitt
|Channel Islands||£19980||year 1|
|England UK||£7920||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7920||year 1|
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
About Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) offers a wide variety of degrees at the Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD level. The main disciplines available for study here include Design, Fine Art, and Architecture - and are rated among the best in the world by numerous university ranking organisations. GSA represents the opportunity to work alongside other people who share your vision and passion for creative work, and in many cases this immersion helps artists to find career paths that are compatible with their skills.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|English and Creative Writing MA (Hons)||University of Dundee||75%||10%||10%||£9250||£19500||189||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MLitt||University of Aberdeen||79%||0%||0%||-||-||162||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|English with Creative Writing MA (Hons)||University of Aberdeen||79%||0%||0%||-||-||162||Aberdeen||On campus Full-time|
|Biography and Creative Non-Fiction MA||University of East Anglia||79%||0%||0%||£7850||£16400||162||Norwich||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Birmingham City University||79%||0%||0%||£7900||£16300||162||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MFA (PG)||Kingston University||79%||0%||0%||£9200||£14900||162||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing and Publishing MA (Hons)||University of Lincoln||79%||0%||0%||£12000||£12000||162||Lincoln||On campus Full-time|
|MA Creative Writing MA||University of Reading||79%||0%||0%||£9250||£18650||162||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Durham University||79%||0%||0%||£5940||£12265||162||Durham||On campus Part-time|
|Creative Writing MA||Brunel University||79%||0%||0%||£4240||£8935||162||Uxbridge||On campus Part-time|