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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 […]

No Ball Games Opens This Friday

No Ball Games Opens This Friday

December 7, 2016

No Ball Games, a communication design showcase evening, is this Friday!   The event is taking place in Hatch, The Academy on Belmonts Street (a space above Nandos), at 4pm – 11pm. The entry for Friday exhibition is free, tickets are only required for Saturday Design Talks. The talks are on Saturday, the 10th December, at 5pm till […]

Metaphorically Speaking Belmont Cinema Exhibition Project

Metaphorically Speaking Belmont Cinema Exhibition Project

December 7, 2016

BA Commercial Photography Students will be exhibiting photography inspired by the films ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Bladerunner’ in the Belmont Cinema Café from Monday 12th December 2016 until Tuesday 31st January 2017.

123@hatch

123@hatch

November 30, 2016

Communication Design students at Gray’s School of Art will open an exhibition at Hatch in the Academy Shopping Centre on Belmont Street on December 2nd. The exhibition, which is open to the public, features work from across years 1, 2 & 3 of the course and includes 50 x 3D models and over 80 posters. […]

Twinning Art & Health in Bulawayo

Twinning Art & Health in Bulawayo

November 29, 2016

Three local creative professionals recently visited Aberdeen’s most far-flung twin city, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, as part of an arts in health project. Sue Fairburn of Gray’s School of Art, Sally Thomson of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, and local writer Dr Shane Strachan, visited the city between the 12th and 18th of November to work with […]

No Ball Games – Design Festival

No Ball Games – Design Festival

November 29, 2016

A group of Communication Design students from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen are organising a brand new communication design festival, which will pull together work from local artists and designers in the two-day event. The ‘No Ball Games’ festival – which takes inspiration for its name from the signs prohibiting ball games in green spaces, […]

Drum Castle Tea Towel Project

Drum Castle Tea Towel Project

November 25, 2016

Fashion and Textiles students have been working with Drum Castle and the National Trust for Scotland to produce a new range of tea towels for the castle. The project which tasks stage one students to work to a brief and with an external partner is a challenging project for students who are early in studies. […]

Student Blogger – REBEKAH, THE CONTEMPORARY ART STUDENT

Student Blogger – REBEKAH, THE CONTEMPORARY ART STUDENT

November 24, 2016

  REBEKAH, THE CONTEMPORARY ART STUDENT Hello! I’m Rebekah, a fourth year Contemporary Art student at Gray’s School of Art. From a very young age I have always wanted to study art. Whether that was being an art teacher or an artist. Art is a big part of my life and Gray’s has helped to enrich […]

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