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EXAMINATION TIME AS AN ART STUDENT

EXAMINATION TIME AS AN ART STUDENT

January 17, 2017

Exam time at Gray’s School of Art is a lot different from other courses. First of all, you don’t do any paper exams. Instead you will have to complete art work, sketch books and essays or for fourth years, a dissertation. If you have previously taken art in secondary school or in college, then you may have […]

Make it Personal

Make it Personal

December 22, 2016

Stage three Fashion & Textiles students in partnership with Johnstons of Elgin. Making it Personal is a live industry project with the luxury Scottish heritage brand Johnstons on Elgin. The company now celebrating 219 years in the making are recognised worldwide for their exquisite fabric used by international fashion houses alongside their own range of garments, […]

You don’t need to know your speciality right away

You don’t need to know your speciality right away

December 21, 2016

Originally posted on RGU Student Blog:
 In the Contemporary Art Practice course, you will be asked in fourth year to make a choice in what title you want for your Honours Degree Award. Your options are; BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice, BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Photography), BA (Hons) Contemporary Art Practice (Moving Image), BA…

St Barnabas Hospice – Charity Vase Show

St Barnabas Hospice – Charity Vase Show

December 21, 2016

A series of 100 hand thrown vases went on show to support the St Barnabas Hospice. This annual charity show which now in its seventh year, showcased a wide range of decorative styles all produced by different artists and designers from the staff and students here at Gray’s. The show which supports St. Barnabas House Hospice which […]

Studio Now and Then by JOE FAN RSA

December 18, 2016

Award-winning artist’s work goes on display at Robert Gordon University The work of award-winning artist and Robert Gordon University (RGU) alumnus, Joe Fan RSA, has gone on display at the Sir Ian Wood Building at the University’s Garthdee Campus. The exclusive ‘Studio Now and Then’ exhibition, which has been organised and selected by RGU Art […]

Gray’s of Thrones

Gray’s of Thrones

December 16, 2016

Seasons greetings from everyone at Gray’s School of Art. Wishing you all the best for the season and for 2017.

MOC Guest Post – ‘1-2-3’ at Hatch!

MOC Guest Post – ‘1-2-3’ at Hatch!

December 16, 2016

Hatch is a new design space and company based on Belmont Street. The brain child of Lewis Fraser aka @Shiningpie and Lewis aka @Funkadunkalunk the duo aim to highlight the need for a more dedicated design space as its fair to say there’s a lot of places to see fine and contemporary art but graphic […]

The RGU GO: India project

The RGU GO: India project

December 8, 2016

Staff and students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen recently undertook an innovative international pilot project promoting sport, health and wellbeing in Indian communities. The RGU GO: India project, funded by The Scottish Government’s Outward Mobility Fund, aimed to promote student mobility amongst RGU students, as well as develop their ability to work in […]

Gray’s Nominated for UK Blog Award!

Gray’s Nominated for UK Blog Award!

December 7, 2016

The Gray’s School of Art blog has been nominated for a UK Blog Award. VOTE NOW!   The awards which are in their third year the awards celebrate companies and individuals who use a blog and web content to spread their message and to share thoughts and opinions. The awards recognise and celebrate those who […]

Gray’s School of Art is one of Scotland’s four art schools and is an integral part of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. The School has a vibrant mix of around a thousand students attending both full-time and part-time programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and evening courses.

The School portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Design and Fine Art disciplines. Within each course students have the opportunity to specialise and focus their study within their core discipline area, thus allowing for greater creative diversity and development of their expertise.

There are six undergraduate application routes into the School representing the core disciplines through which greater specialism occurs.

Graduates

Alison Linton – Fashion Designer |Location: Florence, Italy
“What I loved about Gray’s was the creative freedom and opportunity to work across disciplines. This flexibility really gave you the facility to experiment and made the school feel like a vibrant innovative community.”
Alison Linton – Fashion Designer |Location: Florence, Italy
Scott Alistair Henderson – Digital Creative |Location: Edinburgh, UK
“I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Gray’s School of Art and I knew instantly I would miss it the second I left. For me, the most important thing during my time at Gray’s was the freedom to hone my skills as a designer”
Scott Alistair Henderson – Digital Creative |Location: Edinburgh, UK
Donna Wilson – Textiles Designer |Location: London, UK
“I think the main thing I loved about being at Gray’s was the tutors, they were so diverse in skills and opinions. I also got the opportunity to do an exchange which really shaped me.”
Donna Wilson – Textiles Designer |Location: London, UK