Arts



How social media is ruining my career path

6th May 2022

Kaitlyn Whitsitt examines how the pandemic and the increase of social media has affected those pursuing careers in the arts.  I didn’t apply to drama school. I wanted to but I couldn’t, not during a pandemic. When university application season came around for me, it was still 2020. The larger productions that could have strengthened ...


New Head of College of Arts announced

15th April 2022

 Professor Jo Gill will take over the role from August 2022, leaving her current role at Exeter University. The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Jo Gill as new Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. For the last seven years the position has been held by Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh, who will ...


First ever UofG Arts Ball announced

15th February 2022

Students of the Arts can look forward to the first ever Arts Ball this March. The first ever ball for students in the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts is to be held on 23 March at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. The event is open to students in the School of Critical Studies; School ...


Are ‘soft’ subjects for the rich?

16th November 2021

Writer Eve Connor discusses why undertaking “soft” degrees should not be reserved for the most privileged students. What constitutes a “soft” subject? It’s hard to say, although if you’ve ever been derisively asked “what are you going to do with that?” after revealing your degree course name, you may be studying one. Implicit in this ...


The Decline of Arts Degrees

11th March 2021

Practicality at the cost of culture. “Will you be able to get a job with that degree?” “Does that even count as a real subject?” “Oh, so you’ll probably go into teaching then?” Hands up, College of Arts students, anyone who hasn’t had a friend or family member ask at least one of these questions ...


Review: let me count the ways

30th November 2020

A live virtual performance by Alan Kane In addition to their in-person gallery exhibitions, The Modern Institute (TMI) offers a number of online live performances from the artists they represent.  In line with the global gallery trend of art dissemination, the surreality of the Zoom-era seeps into performance art this week as Alan Kane keeps ...


A new reality without the arts?

2nd November 2020

Christy O’Hanlon discusses the government’s lack of provisions and support for those in creative industries throughout the pandemic.  I imagine Rishi Sunak, throughout all those months during that dreary lockdown beginning in April, passing his spare time with a chuckle as he looked at a blank television screen. Scratching his head to ponder a thought ...


Freshers’ 2020 guide to Glasgow’s art scene

14th September 2020

Read on for a comprehensive guide of Glasgow’s hottest art spots this autumn. Keeping up with a city like Glasgow’s art scene can be exhausting to say the least. Whether you’re a fresher joining the University or a seasoned Glaswegian, sometimes we all need a point in the direction of what’s hot and what’s not. ...


Covid-19’s attack on the arts

14th September 2020

Anton Ferrie discusses how Covid-19 has impacted creatives within the theatre industry. As the economy contracts and the chancellor’s shiny investment plans seem to have stalled, the culture sector is still without clear investment or an ability to plan ahead. Theatre venues, without the insurance guarantee that has offered certainty to film and television as ...