Why Study Art & Design Here?

Gray's School of Art is a self-contained school; a vibrant, creative environment where studio practice enjoys a close relationship with the history and theory of art. We are here to develop graduates who can thrive in the creative economy, equipped with passion and self-confidence.

Gray's School of ArtWe pride ourselves on being the ‘professional art school', offering a broad range of study programmes that span all creative disciplines. Our strong commercial links ensure that you will experience a professionally relevant, creative education.

Our students are encouraged to engage with live projects, national competitions and other activities that hone their sense of professional direction and allow them to excel in today's creative industries.

Through a wide range of projects, evening classes and other programmes, the School is also proud of its strong relationship with the community.


  • Gray's was founded in 1885 as the Gray's School of Science and Art, in recognition of the generosity of its founding father, local businessman and philanthropist, John Gray (1811-1891).

  1. Placements at Fifth Ring

    Third Year Placement Students - Kara Knight, Shaun Stephen and Efia Sulter.

    Third year students Kara, Efia and Shaun take you through their experiences of student placements at Fifth Ring.

    Kara Knight, Efia Sulter and Shaun Stephen