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, September, 2014 A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist

    A Day in the life of an Occupational Therapist

    Interested in a career as an Occupational Therapist? Sign up for our careers workshop.  

News RSS

  1. 01, September, 2014 Aberdeen designer hopes to stand out from crowd with reflective clothing line

    Gray's School of Art - Staff Picnic

    An Aberdeen designer is hoping her stylish take on reflective clothing will see her stand out from the crowd in an entrepreneurial competition.  

  2. 22, August, 2014 Gray’s lecturer shortlisted for £20k art prize

    Andrew Cranston

    Painting lecturer Andrew Cranston has been shortlisted from more than a thousand entries for the MAC’s (Metropolitan Arts Centre) new international art prize.  

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.


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