Do you want to be an artist, designer or architect? Are you interested in studying creative courses at degree level? ACES can help you.

Access To Art, Design and ArchitectureAccess to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) is part of a national project, supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), which aims to encourage applications from pupils who are often under-represented in art, design and architecture courses at university. The ACES project is delivered by four art schools in Scotland and co-ordinated in Aberdeen by RGU, it aims to encourage S5-6 pupils make informed choices about degree level study in Art & Design and Architecture.

This programme will provide you with an opportunity to develop your creative ideas with support from art, design and architecture lecturers. By participating in practical workshops and projects you will learn creative skills and techniques and explore your potential. The programme includes:

  • Creative projects
  • Drawing workshops
  • Architecture and Art & Design project briefs
  • Portfolio building


Where: Grays School of Art and Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, RGU Garthdee Campus

When: Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, September to December

Applications for 2018 open on Monday 4th of June and will close on Friday 6th of July

For more information on Access To programmes please contact The ACCESS RGU Team on 01224 263 045, 

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The programme is open to pupils who are passionate about Art, Design or Architecture and who are seriously considering making an application to one of our selected Art and Design courses:

Architecture BSc/Master

Contemporary Art Practice BA (Hons)

Fashion and Textile Design BA (Hons)

Three Dimensional Design BA (Hons)

Communication Design BA (Hons)

Painting BA (Hons)

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