The Glasgow School of Art's British Sign Language (BSL) Plan 2018-2024.
The Glasgow School of Art is a specialist institution for the visual creative disciplines. Internationally recognised, we value diversity in our students, staff, though, outlook and those we engage with, recognising that creativity thrives through diversity not homogenisation.
Across all that we do, equality, diversity and participation are embedded in line with our approach to mainstreaming equality. Our approach to delivering our Plan, in response to the BSL (Scotland) Act, reflects this approach. It follows the BSL National Plan, published 24 October 2017, which was developed through extensive engagement with Deaf and Deafblind BSL users and those who work with them and GSA will contribute to national progress report in 2020.
Our Plan is in two parts. Part 1 outlines the overarching principles as to how we will approach the development, operationalisation and delivery of our plan including the timeframe for consultation, approval and adoption.
Part 2 provides an initial framework of the areas we will focus on in addressing the ambitions and spirit of the BSL (Scotland) Act. In some cases these actions will be explicit but in many cases they will be embedded in our existing activities and are already being delivered in many cases. This approach is appropriate to the size of the GSA, our embedded approach to equality and how we currently meet the individual needs of students and visitors.
We have published our BSL Plan in draft format. It is available in both print format (PDF) and BSL version at gsa.ac.uk/BSLPlan for consultation. Our current Lead Officer for our BSL Plan is Director of Strategy and Marketing (email@example.com)
Season's Greetings from The Glasgow School of Art, by GSA M.Des Sound for the Moving Image graduate Graeme JD Ronald.
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Forever River combines footage of the River Clyde, provided by ID Stewart, with Graeme's home recordings of his musical composition process. Wave and ripple patterns in the water form the basis of the musical composition, and the sound and image combine to create an elegiac Christmas letter home. The piece ends on a wry note of Glasgow nostalgia.
About the Artist
Graeme JD Ronald graduated from the MDES in Sound For The Moving Image in 2013. Prior to and while completing the Masters, Graeme performed and recorded music as Remember Remember, initially on his own before forming a group. Since graduating, Graeme has worked as a sound designer and composer for the video game developer Deep Silver and as a freelancer on commercial sound design projects. Graeme relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 2015.
The MSc in Serious Games and Virtual Reality at The Glasgow School of Art is a one year Masters programme which offers students the transferable skills to design and develop games and simulations for a range of application areas and to conduct interdisciplinary research in the serious applications of games technology and virtual and augmented reality, including in healthcare, education and training.