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. 06, October, 2017 Open Day October 2017

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

  1. 07, February, 2018 Dundee the source of inspiration for talented Gray’s fashion student

    Tilly Longworth

    An aspiring young fashion designer from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is making waves with her edgy clothing range, inspired by the city of Dundee and the Mid Craigie estate where she grew up.  

  2. 05, January, 2018 Gray’s exhibition to showcase work of renowned photographer

    Jon Nicholson - boy on bike

    Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is to host an exhibition of photography which has been produced using historical and experimental processes, including images by renowned international documentary photographer, Jon Nicholson, and Edinburgh-based filmmaker, Alastair Cook.  

Our School

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    Gray's School of Art

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