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. 01, July, 2014 Enter the Dragon

    Collections - Enter the Dragon

    Exhibition featuring the work of professional artist and former Gray's School of Art tutor Ian Howard is now on display in the Faculty of Health and Social Care building.  

News RSS

  1. 09, July, 2014 Artist teams up with north-east community food initiative

    A Cuban artist has teamed up with a community food initiative in Aberdeen as part of a project to investigate the region’s reputation as Scotland’s larder.  

  2. 08, July, 2014 Gray’s fashion students selected for prestigious show in Hannover

    Hannah Sture, Kristi Leslie and Letty Bishop have all been selected to showcase their work at the prestigious Hannover University fashion show, Modepreis.  

Our Head of School

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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