Through the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, Whitman students may enroll in the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland.  Glasgow is a vibrant city with a population of 650,000.  It is home to the national Scottish companies of ballet, opera, orchestra and chorus.  It offers two repertory theatres, the Glasgow Film Theatre, galleries and museums.  Serious studio art students who attend the Glasgow School of Art can expect to spend 30-35 hours a week in the studio working on independent projects under faculty supervision.

Fields of study:

Studio Art


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, strong interest and experience in studio art, the
ability to work independently.  Admission is selective.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-June


Traditional "classes" are not offered at the Glasgow School of Art.  Students enroll
in a specific year of study (1-4) in a department in one of the Glasgow School of Art schools. Students typically earn 12-15 credits in the fall term and 15-18 credits in the two-term spring semester.

Credit Conversion:

1 IFSA Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit


GSA Student residences close to campus with individual rooms and shared cooking facilities.
Some students live in University of Glasgow halls of residence.


Students in all housing purchase or prepare their own meals.




IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA Butler: Glasgow School of Art