Dissertations & Theses

Undergraduate Dissertations & Extended Essays

Print dissertations and extended essays from Design History & Theory, Fine Art Critical Studies, and their precursors are held from 1979 onwards. We also hold diploma dissertations from the Mackintosh School of Architecture. You will need to request these from the Library Service Desk, where they will be fetched every 30 minutes.

Undergraduate Critical Journals & Curatorial Rationales

We also hold print copies of DHT & FACS critical journals and curatorial rationales. These can be requested as described above.

Masters Dissertations

We also hold print copies of dissertations from across a number of Masters programmes. These can be requested as described above.

PhD Theses

Print copies of PhD theses awarded by Glasgow School of Art from 1980 onwards are held in our Special Collections and must be requested in advance here. Digital versions are often also available through RADAR, the School’s institutional repository, depending on permissions and copyright. You may also be able to access or order a digital copy of one of our theses via the British Library’s EThOS service, again depending on copyright and permissions.

Practice-Based PhD Theses

A number of our PhD theses are practice-based. These can be viewed online, or requested in print, as described above.

Dissertations on Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Print dissertations relating to Charles Rennie Mackintosh are held in our Special Collections and must be requested in advance here.

Dissertations by Notable Alumni

Print undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations by a number of notable Glasgow School of Art alumni are held in our Special Collections and must be requested in advance here. These alumni span the creative fields, and include Peter Capaldi, Douglas Gordon, Peter Howson, Christine Borland, Ken Currie, Muriel Gray, David Shrigley, Alison Watt and Adrian Wisniewski.