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. 13, July, 2018 Summer Graduation Ceremony - Gray’s School of Art, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment (10:30am)

    Scott Sutherland School Surveying Graduates Lucy Kirsten Chyrelle

    Ceremony for all courses in Gray’s School of Art and Scott Sutherland School. View all of the courses graduating at this ceremony.  

  1. 15, May, 2018 Look Again 2018 programme launched with a sweet surprise

    Look Again launch

    The programme of events for the 2018 Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival, a key cultural initiative of RGU, was launched today with a sweet surprise in store from one of the festival’s supporters.  

  2. 19, April, 2018 RGU students claim inaugural Tailors trade award

    Tailors Award Winners

    Talented fashion and textile students from Gray’s School of Art have been recognised at the inaugural ‘Professional Development Award Scheme’ launched by a branch of the historical Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen.  

Our School

  • Gray's School of Art

    Gray's School of Art

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