The Course of Study - Fees for Tuition - Special Courses - Scholarships, Bursaries, and Prizes he Glasgow school of art is open from T 9 a.m. to 9.15 p.m. five days a week, instruction being given in the day school from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Afternoon classes are held from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m., and life classes for day students are held between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m.
The evening school hours are from 7.15 to 9.15 p.m., and during the summer term evening classes are held from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. on four nights a week.
Furthermore, the school is also open on Saturdays during the winter and spring terms from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Special classes for teachers and ordinary students are held from 10 to 12.30; for needlework and embroidery from 10 to 12.30; for enamels, gold and silver smithing, and metal-work from 1 to 3.30; and life classes for art teachers, evening life students, and students of the decorative trade classes from 2 to 4.30 p.m.
The fees, which must be paid on enrol-ment, are as follows:
Day school, 9.30 to 4.30, sessional fee to cover all instruction (five days weekly), £10. This session fee covers the fees of the evening school also for those day students who care to attend it. Fees, if paid by the term (for the winter or spring term), three days a week, £3 15s.; or five days a week, £5 5s. Fees for the summer term (about five weeks), for three days a week, £1 Is.; or for five days a week, £I 10s.
The sessional fee for afternoon classes,
1.30 to3.30, five afternoons a week, is £4 10s.; or if paid by the term, £2 14s. for the winter or spring term, or 18s. for the summer term.
Students may enrol at any time on paying for the unexpired part of the current term.
The fees for the evening school, from 7.15 to 9.15, session fees, lower division, £1 is,; upper division, £2. Craft students only, two evenings weekly, 10s. 6d.
Fees for the winter or spring term:
Lower division, 13s.; summer term, 4s.
Upper division, winter or spring term, 20s.; summer term, 5s.
Fees for Saturday classes:
Session, October to April. Ordinary students, 10 to 12.30, 21s.
Life classes, 2 to 4.30, 15s.
Teachers' classes, 10 to 12.30, and teachers' decorative art classes, 1 to 3.30. Fees are fixed by Glasgow Provincial Committee.
All candidates for admission must be over sixteen years of age, and those who possess the intermediate certificate of the Scotch Education Department, or who have been certificated as having successfully followed the schemes of instruction given in the art schools or art continuation classes affiliated to the Glasgow School of Art, arc-admitted to the day and evening classes of the lower division of the school without examination.
Candidates who have followed a course of
The Arts advanced work in any school of art or central institution, will not be called upon to execute any further entrance test, but will be required to do some piece of work to determine the place they shall take in the school.
The school is divided into an upper and a lower school, and the work is divided into four main sections, which embrace drawing and painting, modelling and sculpture, design and decorative art, and architecture, respectively.
Certain courses of study are arranged in each section of work, these courses being divided in groups. Students whose work is of the required standard are granted the particular group certificate for which they have been working, and are passed on to a higher group.
When all the group certificates in any one section have been obtained, the course of study is considered to have been completed, and the student may proceed to execute the set of special works re-quired for the diploma which entitles the student to an associ-ateship of the school (Dip. G.s.a.), and which is only granted to students attending the day course of instruction.
During the summer term, out-of-door study is much encouraged amongst the day students.
The decorative art studios are a special feature of the design section of the school. Here students train themselves to design for certain industries, and to superintend the execution of their own designs, besides obtaining a thorough knowledge of some art or craft by taking a personal part in its actual execution.
An artist designer attached to each studio superintends the production of designs, while the technical instruction is in the hands of competent instructors, who are daily engaged in the profession of their respective crafts.
Students are required to have passed a certain standard of general attainment before specialising in the decorative art studios in bookbinding, interior decoration, black-and-white designing, and poster work. The course for fashion-plate drawing and dress designing is a branch of art craft which has a special interest for women students, and may be quoted as an example of the thorough training given in each of the art craft classes. It includes the study of the human figure in nature and in art, the study of draperies and materials, the making of drawings for the illustration of catalogues, advertisements, etc., with instruction in the technique of reproduction and the designing of dresses as models for dressmakers and tailors.
The school grants a special certificate for needlework and embroidery to the day or evening students; and women students taking the diploma course in any section are urged to include this subject amongst their studies. T h e Glasgow School of Art annually offers travelling scholarships of the value of £120 for competition among diploma students of the school, besides a number of travelling scholarships, minor travelling bursaries, and bursaries tenable at the School of Art.
Four maintenance scholarships for past diploma work are also awarded annually. Four day school bursaries, and thirty evening school bursaries, and a travelling scholarship of £50, are offered in connection with the Haldane Trust, and the Robert Hart day school bursaries of £10 each, candidates for which must have been born, and must reside in Glasgow, are also offered for annual competition; and the Glasgow Highland Society is prepared to consider applications for aid to study at the Glasgow School of Art from scholars born in the Highlands or descended from Highlanders, whose circumstances render such assistance necessary.
There are, besides, a number of bursaries, medals, and other awards, of which particulars are given in the school calendar.
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