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  1. 21, April, 2015 Boost for young north-east entrepreneurs as city universities open high-tech digital hubs

    Digital innovation hub launch: Prof. Chris O'Neil, Dr. Julian Bass, Dawn Shand and Jamie Coleman

    Young entrepreneurs in the north-east are set for a boost as Aberdeen’s universities gear up to launch two new digital innovation incubators.  

  2. 16, April, 2015 Look Again visitors choose favourite design for 2016 festival hub

    Lucy Fisher Look Again design

    Architecture student Lucy Fisher (19) was announced as the winner of the public vote to design a festival hub and information point for Look Again 2016.  

  3. 14, April, 2015 Gray’s student scoops book cover competition prize

    Lewis Copland

    Communication Design student Lewis Copland (23) has been announced as the winner of the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize 2015.  

  4. 13, April, 2015 Open House at RGU: Cultural animateur role brings new audience to Garthdee

    Natalie Kerr

    RGU's cultural animateur in residence and Gray's School of Art graduate Natalie Kerr talks about her role at the university.  

  5. 03, April, 2015 RGU campus comes alive for Look Again festival

    Ronald Plowman 2015

    A series of exhibitions will be launched at RGU next week as part of a five day festival in Aberdeen celebrating visual arts.  

  6. 27, March, 2015 Edinburgh exhibition examines power of architecture

    David McDiarmid 1

    Former Gray's student David McDiarmid is set to unveil an ambitious new site specific installation as part of a solo exhibition in Edinburgh.  

  7. 26, March, 2015 Gray’s exhibition showcases top talent

    Caitlin Hynes, Daniel Massie, Ben Martin and Sophie Will

    The recently announced winner of Scotland’s newest art prize has unveiled a special exhibition at Gray’s this week, alongside three other young north-east artists.  

  8. 18, March, 2015 Budding designers to host pop up fashion show in city centre

    Gray's pop up fashion show. Left: Top by Ellen Taylor, trousers by Kirsty Sidey / Right: Top by Lisa Campbell, trousers by Ailsa Littler Davis

    Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas will be transformed into a catwalk this weekend, as budding designers at Gray’s School of Art host a pop up event and fashion shows.  

  9. 13, March, 2015 Exhibition inspired by Toronto residency

    Fiona McCubbin Zentools exhibition

    A new exhibition by a Gray’s School of Art graduate which will open this weekend was inspired by a month-long residency in Toronto.  

  10. 13, March, 2015 Altered images: Demand for traditional photography skills sparks specialist course

    Kelpies Alison Farrow short courses 2015

    Gray’s School of Art will showcase work by its short course students in an exhibition opening on Monday, March 16.  

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  1. Award-winning talent showcased at Gray’s Degree Show

    caig shepherd

    Mature student runner up in annual competition highlighting the cream of Scotland’s emerging fine artists

    Craig Shepherd Painting 2011 BA (Hons)

“I highly recommend the Sculpture course. Not only do you gain experience within the art world, you are also guided and supported in finding a work practice that is right for you. The tutors are supportive but allow you to make your own decisions and take your own path.”

Stephanie Horne Sculpture 2011 BA (Hons)


  1. 07, October, 2015 Wednesday Open Day 2015

    Female student talking

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

  2. 12, November, 2015 Postgraduate Open Evening

    Postgraduate Study 2014

    There has never been a better time to embark on a postgraduate course. Find out more at our open evening.  

  3. 25, November, 2015 Visit Afternoon

    The Sir Ian Wood Building Event Teaser

    Your chance in November 2015 to experience what it is like to be an undergraduate student at Robert Gordon University.  

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