Gray's School of Art

Gray's School of Art is one of Scotland's four art schools and is an integral part of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen.

Founded in 1885 by local businessman and philanthropist John Gray, the Art School was originally housed in the building adjacent to the Aberdeen Art Gallery on Schoolhill (now RGU offices).

Gray's moved to its current home and second purpose built facility in 1966; a modernist building on the riverside Garthdee campus.  In this environment bubbles a challenging and stimulating community atmosphere where creative education is fostered by practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.

The School has a vibrant mix of around a thousand students attending both full-time and part-time programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and evening courses.

The School portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Design and Fine Art disciplines.  Within each course students have the opportunity to specialise and focus their study within their core discipline area, thus allowing for greater creative diversity and development of their expertise.  There are six undergraduate application routes into the School representing the core disciplines through which greater specialism occurs.

Events

  1. 22, August, 2016 Mental Health Movie Monthly: Lars and the Real Girl

    The Sir Ian Wood Building Event Teaser

    Come along to a screening of Lars and the Real Girl as part of Mental Health Movie Monthly.  

News RSS

  1. 18, July, 2016 Graduation round up: Friday, July 15, 2016

    Lynn Downie

    Read more about some of the Faculty of Design and Technology students who graduated from Robert Gordon University (RGU) at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen on Friday, July 15.  

  2. 18, July, 2016 Uni love story for Gray’s School of Art graduates

    Scott Low and Dennis Neville

    Dennis Neville (22), from Inverness, and Scott Low (24), from Stonehaven, met while studying at Gray’s School of Art and proudly watched each other collect their degrees at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on Friday, July 15.  

360 Virtual Tour

  1. Gray's School of Art Virtual Tour

    FDT Garthdee Campus Virtual Tour Teaser

    Preparation for our degree show and a video clip showing views of the school.


Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781