Gray's School of Art

Gray's School of Art is one of Scotland's four art schools and is an integral part of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen.

Founded in 1885 by local businessman and philanthropist John Gray, the Art School was originally housed in the building adjacent to the Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill (now RGU offices).

Gray's moved to its current home and second purpose built facility in 1966; a modernist building on the riverside Garthdee campus.  In this environment bubbles a challenging and stimulating community atmosphere where creative education is fostered by practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.

As part of RGU's development of the Garthdee campus, Gray's is gearing up for a move to a third bespoke home by 2015.

The School has a vibrant mix of around a thousand students attending both full-time and part-time programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and evening courses.

The School portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Design and Fine Art disciplines.  Within each course students have the opportunity to specialise and focus their study within their core discipline area, thus allowing for greater creative diversity and development of their expertise.  There are six undergraduate application routes into the School representing the core disciplines through which greater specialism occurs.

Events

  1. 18, June, 2016 Open Day June 2016

    Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

News RSS

  1. 13, May, 2016 ‘Funcy’: Gray’s graduates unveil new exhibition

    Laura McGlinchey Funcy

    Work by Daniel Massie, Caitlin Hynes, Ben Martin and Laura McGlinchey will go on show at the Deemouth Business Centre in Aberdeen today as part of group show ‘Funcy’ which runs until Wednesday, May 18 and is sponsored by ENGIE.  

  2. 11, May, 2016 Aberdeen design talent takes to catwalk

    Fashion Show 2016

    Final year Fashion and Textiles students at Gray’s School of Art will unveil their collections at the art school’s high-profile fashion show which will take place on May 21 and 22 at RGU.  

360 Virtual Tour

  1. Gray's School of Art Virtual Tour

    FDT Garthdee Campus Virtual Tour Teaser

    Preparation for our degree show and a video clip showing views of the school.


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