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Glasgow School of Art opens 1st overseas campus in Singapore

Published on Sep 18, 2012 6:00 AM
 

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) opened its first overseas campus on Friday, in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

Located in Temasek Polytechnic, the Glasgow School of Art Singapore welcomed its inaugural batch of 104 students and formally opened its studios and facilities.

It offers two Bachelor of Arts degree programmes - in communication design (graphic design, illustration and photography) and interior design.

Professor Seona Reid, director of the original GSA, explained that it had expansion plans via "distributed academies" when SIT came knocking on its door in 2010.

 
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IDEAS-LED CLASSES

'They say they teach us how to think. It's about the process.'

- Incoming communication design student Christine Neo, on how flexible thinking is the appeal of the Glasgow School of Art Singapore