Academic Schools

Gray's School of Art

Academic Schools

Gray's School of Art

Gray’s School of Art is an influential, multidisciplinary art school that has been leading and defining creative culture and development for over 130 years.

We are ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction in Art and Design (Complete University Guide 2025)


Gray's Degree Show

Capturing the talents and achievements of our final year students at Gray’s School of Art.

Grays School of Art building with graphics

Our Portfolio Guidance courses will help to prepare you for applying for an undergraduate course at Gray's School of Art.

Gray’s School of Art

Can't visit in person? Take a virtual tour of Gray's School of Art and its facilities.

Grays School of Art building with graphics

Engage is a new creative development programme designed at Gray’s School of Art and delivered in our purpose-built studios and workshops.

Gray's School of Art Building

At Gray’s School of Art, our students gain valuable professional skills through project work and interaction with industry.

Cruyff Court Denis Law Night

Learn about the wide range of projects and activities that our staff are currently delivering across the city and beyond.

Student & Graduate Stories - Art, Design and Fashion

Graduates of Gray’s School of Art go on to have exciting and inspiring careers. Read their stories to learn more about their journeys once graduating.

Gray’s Mobile Art School

Mobile Art School is an outreach project, aimed at engaging and connecting schools across Aberdeen and beyond, to improve the awareness and understanding of the creative industries.

Look Again

Look Again Aberdeen is based at Gray's School of Art and delivers exhibitions, talks, design markets and the Look Again festival, as well as programmes and events to support and grow the art and design community in the North East of Scotland, developing employability and encouraging retention of creative talent in the region.

Gray's School of Art Building

Guest at Gray’s is a series that invites inspiring professional practitioners working across the spectrum of contemporary art and design disciplines to deliver a talk to Gray’s School of Art students every Friday lunchtime.

paint and paint brushes

The Graduate in Residence scheme enables Gray’s graduate fine artists and designers with recognised expertise and experience to participate in the delivery of the fine art/design curriculum.

Union Street Aberdeen

Our sparkling city of Aberdeen, in the North-east of Scotland, is the best place to live in Great Britain (HomeViews 2023).

Latest News and Events for Gray's School of Art


Starts: Monday 05 August 2024

Experience a week in the life of art school at Gray’s this summer. We invite *senior pupils from North East Scotland to a fully-funded 5-day interactive programme, offering workshops, artist talks, and a chance to exhibit their artwork


Starts: Sunday 09 June 2024

Embark on an inspiring journey through creativity at the Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2024! Join us for guided tours led by one of our Graduates in Residence.


Published: Monday 06 May 2024

A new LGBTQIA+ cabaret event called ‘Glory’ will take centre stage at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on 22 June.

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