SHIFT Summer School is the landmark programme of the new collaboration between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Queen Margaret University and Glasgow School of Art. It will take place from 9-13 September 2019 in Glasgow.

The SHIFT summer school will be delivered with industry partners including the BBC and Cultural Enterprise Office.  Open to 60 students and recent graduates from all three institutions, it will be an intensive, week-long series of interactive workshops, small break-out conversations, creative activities and one-to-one clinics.  Working with your peer group from across a range of disciplines and with different skills, these activities are designed to equip you with the collaborative, practical, creative and entrepreneurial skills that will support you in making the transitional shift from being a student to becoming an independent professional practitioner in the cultural and creative industries.  Participating students will leave SHIFT with new ideas, new networks and an action plan for the next steps in their professional lives.

If you are a current student or recent graduate of QMU and are interested in applying for a free place, please contact Miriam Smith using the contact details on the right or download the application form. 

As the summer school is being delivered in Glasgow, QMU will cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs for any students or graduates who are selected to take part (costs will need to be agreed in advance with the University)

The deadline for applications is 10 June. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

SHIFT is supported by the Universities Innovation Fund and the Scottish Funding Council.

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