Scotland’s Gray’s School of Art is located on our inspiring parkland campus along the banks of the River Dee on the southern edge of the city of Aberdeen.

Gray's is a highly challenging and stimulating place to develop and refine your creative education. We provide an intimate, collaborative learning community in which you will be tutored by practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.

Art & Design Study Options

Why Study Art & Design Here

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You always come first and our staff will encourage and inspire you. We have a strong community and social network between students and staff.

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We offer a hands-on, project-based approach with the majority of time spent in the studio and workshop, underpinned by lectures and seminars to develop analysis and critical thinking

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Our graduates go on to achieve their creative ambitions; whether they move on to postgraduate studies with us, at other institutions, or enter the world of industry and freelance work. 

“The course has helped to enhance my critical thinking and creative skills through practice based study, and enabled me to pursue research at a professional level.”

Ting-Fang Hsueh Professional Masters in Art & Design MDes

Careers

A degree in Art and Design can open up a number of career options to you.

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Self-Employed in Art & Design

An Art and Design degree can lead to a successful career as a self-employed artist or designer.

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Employed in the Art & Design Industry

All our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to join a competitive industry.

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Teaching Art & Design

Teachers use their knowledge and skills to educate students in a variety of settings.

News & Events

  1. 11, December, 2017 Mental Health Movie Monthly - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Come along to the free Mental Health Movie Monthly showing of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.  

  1. 16, November, 2017 Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

    Josie Steed and Neil Paton

    Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is joining forces with Angus-based design and manufacturers, Montrose Rope & Sail, as the company looks to break into new high-end markets.  

  2. 09, November, 2017 Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation announces 2017 awards for Gray’s students

    Weavers Award

    A historic North-East trade body last night hosted an award presentation in honour of the talented students at Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Gray’s School of Art.  

Our School

  • Gray's School of Art

    Gray's School of Art

    The school portfolio covers specialist subjects found within the breadth of design and fine art disciplines.