Special Collections: Theses & Dissertations of Note

We hold print copies of PhD theses awarded by Glasgow School of Art from 1980 onwards. Digital versions are sometimes 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.

We also hold the undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations of a number of notable Glasgow School of Art alumni. 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.

Dissertations relating to Charles Rennie Mackintosh are held separately. All other student dissertations held by us are available to view under normal reference conditions.