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. 04, May, 2015 Gray's Future / Rob Hunter Prize Exhibition

    Gray's Future

    An exhibition of Third Year work exploring the upgrading and possible adaptive re-use of Gray's School of Art building.  

News RSS

  1. 04, May, 2015 ACCESS RGU scholarships for talented trio of students

    ACCESS RGU scholarship students 2015

    A talented trio of RGU students have been awarded ACCESS RGU scholarships, sponsored by Baillie Gifford, EnerMech and Canadian Natural Resources (CNR).  

  2. 30, April, 2015 Rising Star award for Gray’s graduate Hayley

    Hayley McSporran graduate collection

    An up and coming designer and former Gray's School of Art student is continuing to impress during her post graduate studies in Glasgow, winning a £9,000 scholarship.  

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.


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