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. Alan Barbour – Knitwear Design Manager: Burberry

    Alan Barbour

    Alan Barbour graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2002 and is now working as a Knitwear Design Manager for Burberry in London.

    Alan Barbour Textiles and Surface Design 2011 BA (Hons)

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