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. 07, February, 2014 Heal the World - Ade Adesina

    Exhibition by Gray's School of Art Graduate puts human behaviour under the spotlight.  

News RSS

  1. 23, April, 2014 Lunchtime talk by printmaker Ade

    A rising star of the printmaking world will give a free lunchtime talk about his work on Friday, April 25 at 12.30pm.  

  2. 27, March, 2014 New RGU centre aims to open up digital interaction in the north-east

    Ian Allison

    The Digital Interactions and Visualisation (DIV) Centre will act as a hub for cross-disciplinary commercial projects at RGU.  

Our Head of School

srcImageTeaserOur Head of School

Professor Paul Harris, Head of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, lists the many real benefits and reasons to study a fine art or design.


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