About Shift

Our Story

SHIFT is a unique collaborative training programme for students and recent graduates from  The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and Queen Margaret University (QMU).

SHIFT was originally created in 2019 to support the business skills development and transition of our Arts and Creative industries students and new graduates out of Higher Education.

Working in collaboration with the Creative Entrepreneurs Club, and a dynamic team of creative practitioners, facilitators, founders and sole-traders, SHIFT aims to equip participants with the tools, the plans, the contacts, and the skills they need for a life working in the arts and creative industries.

Partnership & Collaboration

Who Are SHIFT?

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, is a conservatoire of dance, drama, music, production and film in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of the world’s top three destinations to study the performing arts by the QS World University Rankings.

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The Glasgow School of Art is internationally recognised as one of Europe's leading higher education institutions for education and research in the visual creative disciplines. It comprises five Schools, of Fine Art, Design, Simulation & Visualisation, Innovation, and the Mackintosh School of Architecture.

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Queen Margaret University Edinburgh aims to shape a better world through education, research and innovation. Their person-centred approach to learning makes us stand out from other universities, along with our focus on making society better.  QMU offer a wide variety of courses across a range of disciplines with particular specialisms in the areas of health and rehabilitation, sustainable business and creativity and culture.

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