Research & academics

Most notably, Glasgow is home to the Glasgow School of Art and its postgraduate research centre, the Digital Design Studio (DDS), which both serve the ever-growing creative and digital industries.

Glasgow School of Art is recognised throughout the world as one of Europe’s foremost university-level institutions for creative education and research. Glasgow School of Art is home to one of Europe’s largest 3D visualisation labs and recently produced a fly-through 3D animation of Mount Rushmore.

The DDS puts the arts together with science and technology in a practical way at The Hub at Pacific Quay, Glasgow’s digital media quarter. The research facility has a world-renowned laboratory for virtual reality, immersive stereo visualisation and high-resolution display facilities.

In addition, Glasgow’s universities and colleges offer a numerous array of arts, design and IT-based programmes that support the growth of the creative industry sector. There are also support programmes to allow for work-study opportunities in the creative fields. Among these are:

  • University of Strathclyde
    • Journalism
    • Creative Writing
    • Aesthetic and Creative Studies
  • University of Glasgow
    • School of Culture and Creative Arts, which offers studies in:
      • Film & Television Studies
      • Art History
      • Theatre studies
      • Music
      • Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical  Art History
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
    • MA Creative & Cultural Business
    • International Events Management
    • International Fashion Management
    • MBA (International Sport Business)
    • Multimedia Journalism
    • MA Television Fiction Writing, developed collaboratively with Shed Media, an independent television production company.
  • Skills for Work programme (SfW)
    • Creative Industries/John Wheatley College

Course that provides an introduction to and basic skills development/hands-on experience in the digital media industry and its subsectors, including, for example, radio, television/DVD, digital/computer games and software, publishing and websites.

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