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. 12, May, 2016 Postgraduate Open Evening

    Postgraduate Study 2014

    There has never been a better time to embark on a postgraduate course. Find out more at our open evening in May.  

News RSS

  1. 05, May, 2016 Inverurie photography student puts yoga in the frame

    Alex Cryle Commercial Photography 2016

    Alex Cryle has a produced a 25 image series documenting intermediate to advanced yoga poses associated with the Ashtanga Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga practices, which will go show at the art school from Tuesday, May 10.  

  2. 05, May, 2016 RGU photography student creates artistic response to oil and gas downturn

    Suzanne Forrest commercial photography 2016

    Suzanne Forrest (28), who is studying commercial photography at RGU’s Gray’s School of Art, has explored the challenges facing the city’s oil and gas industry for her final year project, which will go show at the art school next week.  

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.


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