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. 10, February, 2016 Postgraduate Event: Gradireland Postgraduate Fair

    gradireland Postgraduate Fair

    Come and speak with RGU at the Gradireland Postgraduate Fair, Ireland's biggest careers fair.  

News RSS

  1. 21, January, 2016 North-east artist returns to Aberdeen to showcase travelogue of China

    Kate Downie

    Kate Downie, who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 1980, will be exhibiting 35 works created over the past three years and inspired by numerous visits to China as part of ‘Shared Vision’ at RGU.  

  2. 15, January, 2016 Design students look to raise funds to secure place at national industry event

    New Blood 2016

    A group of students at Gray’s School of Art are appealing for help to raise funds which will allow them to attend a major event for emerging designers.  

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