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.

Research at Gray's

Events

  1. 08, December, 2014 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Aberdeen Business School (2:30pm)

    Tom Main Graduation 2014

    Ceremony for the Departments of Accounting & Finance, Information Management, Management, Law, Communication & Media, Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Scottish Centre of Tourism (SCoT).  

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  1. 24, November, 2014 Hand thrown plates go on display at Gray’s

    Almost 100 hand thrown plates decorated by staff and students at Gray’s School of Art will go on display this week, to help raise money for two causes.  

  2. 21, November, 2014 Top London design duo inspire RGU students

    Fashion and textile students at Gray’s School of Art have showcased their work to a top fashion duo who have dressed the likes of Nicole Kidman and Katy Perry.  


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