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. 30, October, 2014 Autumn Careers Fair 2014

    Careers Fair

    The Autumn Careers Fair is a key recruitment event for students and graduates of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.  

News RSS

  1. 22, October, 2014 Carbuncle claims unhelpful for Granite City, says RGU professor

    Aberdeen City Scape

    In the wake of Aberdeen's nomination for the Plook on the Plinth award, Professor David McClean contributes to the debate surrounding the Granite City's inclusion.  

  2. 16, October, 2014 Professor Chris O’Neil appointed as new Head of Gray’s School of Art

    Professor Chris O'Neil

    Professor Chris O’Neil joins Gray’s after six years as Executive Dean at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD).  


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