About Shift

Our Story

The summer school last year (9-13th September 2019) was the first project delivered by SHIFT, the name given to the collaboration between The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and Queen Margaret University (QMU).

SHIFT was originally created to support the business skills development and transition of our Arts and Creative industries students and new graduates out of Higher Education. Working in partnership with the Creative Entrepreneurs Club, we focus on inspiring, engaging, and focusing the creative students with whom we work on what it means to have a creative business and/or career.

Partnership & Collaboration

Who Are SHIFT?

SHIFT is funded by the Scottish Funding Council through the Universities Innovation Fund and is delivered in partnership with the Creative Entrepreneurs Club

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, is a world-leading conservatoire of dance, drama, music, production and film in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. It is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools.

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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 is ranked Top Modern University in Scotland by The Times Good University Guide 2020. It is a university of ideas and influence, offering a wide range 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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