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Global Positioning Studies

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Global Positioning Studies  is an interdisciplinary visual art and design initiative that positions students at the crossroads between a local sense of place and a global understanding of that place in the world. Through direct experience, Global Positioning Studies (GPS) courses encourage students to engage the world as a fertile ground for art making and critical research. With the incoming class of fall 2019, students are required to take at least one GPS course during the course of their studies.


Student award funding is available to help fund full-time outstanding School of Art & Design students to take a GPS course. Funding preference is given to those planning to attend off-campus courses with greater travel expenses.


Learn more and apply now for a GPS Award