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.

Research at Gray's

Events

  1. 07, September, 2015 A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist

    A Day in the life of an Occupational Therapist

    Interested in a career as an Occupational Therapist? Sign up for our careers workshop.  

News RSS

  1. 04, August, 2015 An eye for potholes? Animation collaboration between art school and council roads team

    Potholes 1

    A communication design student at Gray’s School of Art has taken on an unusual project in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Council’s Roads Service.  

  2. 31, July, 2015 Savvy use of social media can give new graduates the edge

    Stuart Foy

    RGU graduate Stuart Foy (22) believes social media platforms can help students make themselves stand out and create useful networks, particularly for those in the creative industries.  

360 Virtual Tour

  1. Gray's School of Art Virtual Tour

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    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