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.

As part of RGU's development of the Garthdee campus, Gray's is gearing up for a move to a third bespoke home by 2015.

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. 06, May, 2016 International Day of the Midwife

    International Day of the Midwife

    Hear about Midwifery from around the world at our student-led conference.  

News RSS

  1. 04, May, 2016 Global design award for Gray’s student

    Kasia Serafin New Blood design

    Fourth year student Kasia Serafin (29), who studies communication design, has won a D&AD New Blood Pencil Award for her take on a brief for department store John Lewis.  

  2. 28, April, 2016 Aberdeen window displays to highlight issue of fashion waste

    Time is Precious recycling project

    Eye catching window displays have been unveiled in charity shops around Aberdeen after fashion students turned recycled items into statement pieces.  

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