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.

Our students and graduates are successful in competitions too, consistently performing well in the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) awards. Read examples of some of our recent success stories.

  1. 17, October, 2013 Art students pick up prizes at exhibition launch

    A talented trio of Art students picked up prizes at the third annual SPD painting awards exhibition.  

  2. 16, October, 2013 Art graduate’s prizewinning commission takes pride of place in new business premises

    Vivian Ross-Smith has had her artwork 'Plutonic' installed at BlueSky Business Space in Westhill.  

  3. 17, June, 2013 Gray’s student has designs on fabric award

    Stephanie Cunningham has won top prize in a national competition to produce a collection of designs for scarves or fabrics.  

  4. 07, September, 2012 Gray’s painting graduate in capital exhibition

    Gray's School of Art painting

    Studio Bursary Award results in Edinburgh show.  

  5. 11, June, 2012 Student inspired by Highland landscape nominated for Scottish Fashion Award

    Gray's Degree Show 2012

    A Fashion Design student at Gray’s School of Art has been nominated for a prestigious Scottish Fashion Award for her collection inspired by the Highlands.  

  6. 21, December, 2011 Painting students awarded prestigious fine art prize

    Two painting students at Gray’s School of Art have been jointly awarded the David Gordon Memorial Trust Student Drawing Prize.  

Our students are encouraged to undertake live briefs, working with key agencies and industry partners. Read examples of these.

  1. 10, January, 2014 RGU student designs logo for north-east’s biggest road race

    Fourth year 3D Design student Eilidh Dunsire (23) has created the first unique logo for the Baker Hughes 10K Running Festival.  

  2. 08, November, 2013 RGU students get involved in massive Bennachie art work

    Gray's students help internationally renowned artist create an artwork to highlight Year of Natural Scotland.  

  3. 10, October, 2013 Cracking result for RGU lecturer’s design in Gromit Unleashed

    Marie Simpson's design 'Harmony' fetches £23,000 at charity auction.  

Degree Show

Our high-profile degree shows allow our graduating students to showcase their work in a public exhibition. These are held annually, the Undergraduate Degree show in June and Masters Degree Show in August.

Gray's Degree Show


A selection of work by Gray's students.

  • Digital design - internal
    Digital design - internal
  • Digital designs - external
    Digital designs - external
  • Elaine Edwards
    Elaine Edwards
  • Holly Shand
    Holly Shand
  • Kirsten Innes
    Kirsten Innes
  • Laura Hodgkin
    Laura Hodgkin
  • London Book
    London Book
  • Mandy Owen
    Mandy Owen
  • Natalie Bell
    Natalie Bell
  • Nick Ross
    Nick Ross
  • Printmaking
    Printmaking
  • Printmaking
    Printmaking
  • Robert Reid
    Robert Reid
  • Sculpture
    Sculpture
  • Tony Dimelow
    Tony Dimelow