Gray’s School of Art

Libby Curtis

Dean of School

+44(0)1224 263 600

Gray’s School of Art

Garthdee Road
AB10 7QD

Gray’s School of Art, part of Robert Gordon University, is an influential multidisciplinary Art School that has been leading and defining culture and industrial development for over 130 years.

Our undergraduate, postgraduate and short course portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Fine Art and Design disciplines. You will have the opportunity to specialise and focus your study within your core discipline area; our provision enables you to explore the boundaries of your subject and customise your learning experience thus allowing for greater creative diversity and development of your expertise.

We believe artists and designers learn and grow in a nurturing environment that promotes close working relationships between students, staff, alumni, institutions and business. Our teaching is student centred; you will learn through doing, thinking, challenging ideas and asking questions, not by routine.

We understand the importance of digital and emerging technologies in equipping you for future working environments, and we also respect the need to learn the traditional skills that underpin creative disciplines. Within our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the staging of exhibitions both within the School and at external venues are key activities in developing your professionalism and traditional, digital and presentation skills.

Our curriculum is informed by our challenges within society. Staff research and core lecture programmes and projects explore themes such as sustainability and our environment, community and social cohesion, and health and well-being. You will explore contemporary art and design practice through the lens of their societal impact, philosophical and political value, and through knowledge of their historical and emerging futures.

Our graduates use their entrepreneurial skills, subject and technical expertise to develop their own businesses, apply for funding opportunities, study for higher degrees, and collaborate with practitioners from other disciplines and agencies to develop new ways of working within the creative economy.

Our commitment is to excellence, and in being the most supportive and nurturing multidisciplinary Art School we can be. We believe that artists and designers change the future, so we educate you to think flexibly, critically, and expansively to take on new ideas and challenges. Through our work we develop your creative confidence, and you develop your creative identity.

Our graduates are amongst the most successful art and design graduates in the UK in gaining full employment, currently standing at 97% (HESA published 2018).

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