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. 02, April, 2015 The future of secure and sustainable energy supply: is it nuclear or renewables?

    RGU Event

    In reflecting on how to create a secure, sustainable energy supply for the next five decades, this public debate will consider whether we should be prioritising investment in nuclear energy or renewables.  

News RSS

  1. 27, March, 2015 Edinburgh exhibition examines power of architecture

    David McDiarmid 1

    Former Gray's student David McDiarmid is set to unveil an ambitious new site specific installation as part of a solo exhibition in Edinburgh.  

  2. 26, March, 2015 Gray’s exhibition showcases top talent

    Caitlin Hynes, Daniel Massie, Ben Martin and Sophie Will

    The recently announced winner of Scotland’s newest art prize has unveiled a special exhibition at Gray’s this week, alongside three other young north-east artists.  

360 Virtual Tour

  1. Gray's School of Art Virtual Tour

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


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