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.

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 Scott Sutherland School End of Year Show

    Scott Sutherland End of Year Show 2016

    The End of Year Show showcases the best work of students across all disciplines, reflecting the broad spectrum of activities undertaken within the School.  

News RSS

  1. 24, June, 2016 Gray’s student captures poignant portraits of people with dementia

    Will Vernon Degree Show 2016

    A Gray’s School of Art student has taken poignant portraits of people with dementia surrounded by treasured possessions which highlight their individuality.  

  2. 24, June, 2016 Art student explores balance between chaos and control

    Toni Harrower Degree Show 2016

    A Clackmannanshire art student who has explored the balance between chaos and control through her final year project, has seen her work go on display at Gray’s School of Art Degree Show in Aberdeen.  

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.


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781