Scotland’s Gray’s School of Art is located on our inspiring parkland campus along the banks of the River Dee on the southern edge of the city of Aberdeen.

Gray's is a highly challenging and stimulating place to develop and refine your creative education. We provide an intimate, collaborative learning community in which you will be tutored by practicing artists, designers and researchers of national and international standing.

Art & Design Study Options

Why Study Art & Design Here

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You always come first and our staff will encourage and inspire you. We have a strong community and social network between students and staff.

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We offer a hands-on, project-based approach with the majority of time spent in the studio and workshop, underpinned by lectures and seminars to develop analysis and critical thinking

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Our graduates go on to achieve their creative ambitions; whether they move on to postgraduate studies with us, at other institutions, or enter the world of industry and freelance work. 

“The course has helped to enhance my critical thinking and creative skills through practice based study, and enabled me to pursue research at a professional level.”

Ting-Fang Hsueh Professional Masters in Art & Design MDes

Careers

A degree in Art and Design can open up a number of career options to you.

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Self-Employed in Art & Design

An Art and Design degree can lead to a successful career as a self-employed artist or designer.

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Employed in the Art & Design Industry

All our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to join a competitive industry.

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Teaching Art & Design

Teachers use their knowledge and skills to educate students in a variety of settings.

News & Events

  1. 31, January, 2018 CityLab - Where the City Becomes the Classroom

    The CityLab project ‘Where the City is the Classroom” is an interdisciplinary opportunity for students from any disciplines in RGU to collaborate with students from the University of Aberdeen, to develop a ideas, which will have a positive social impact.  

  1. 05, January, 2018 Gray’s exhibition to showcase work of renowned photographer

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    Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is to host an exhibition of photography which has been produced using historical and experimental processes, including images by renowned international documentary photographer, Jon Nicholson, and Edinburgh-based filmmaker, Alastair Cook.  

  2. 14, December, 2017 Aberdeen is home to a series of illustrated Bonnie Beasts

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    A pair of talented illustrators who studied at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art have created a series of colourful children’s books about mythical beasts which live in and around the Granite City.  

Our School

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    Gray's School of Art

    The school portfolio covers specialist subjects found within the breadth of design and fine art disciplines.