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Workshops – Printmaking

Workshops – Printmaking

November 17, 2017

If a building could have a room that was a workhorse, then the workshops in an art school would be that horse. Gray’s is no exception to this, and one of the primary workshops for both Contemporary Art Practice and Communication Design are the printmaking workshops. Printmaking is the art of making reproducable artworks using […]

MAKE

MAKE

October 16, 2017

Making, is important, really important. Making things is a way of thinking in physical objects, you learn about materials and what they can do. You respond to the possibilities that a material or process present, and through doing, change what you perceive is possible. For people within the art school environment, making is second nature. […]

Flux – Erasmus Exchange Exhibition

Flux – Erasmus Exchange Exhibition

October 13, 2017

The Erasmus program allows students across Europe to spend a semester with sister institutions as a way of broadening their studies and fostering cooperation between  universities. It is a highlight of their time as a student for all those who participate in the exchange program. Gray’s has a very active Erasmus program with students joining […]

Gray’s Darkroom Project Scoops Award

Gray’s Darkroom Project Scoops Award

October 11, 2017

The collaboration between Gray’s School of Art and Helmsdale Station CIC was recognised at the annual Community Rail awards, held in Derby on Thursday evening. The darkroom initiative won 3rd prize for its work with Gray’s students, local school children and Art teachers, helping to promote both the local area, the northern line and importantly take […]

Naoko Mabon + Guest Speakers via Skype: Jorge Sepulveda T & Guillermina Bustos of Überbau_house

Naoko Mabon + Guest Speakers via Skype: Jorge Sepulveda T & Guillermina Bustos of Überbau_house

October 11, 2017

Originally posted on Guests @ Gray's:
This week for our Lecture Series Guest at Gray’s we are going to attempt an international presentation, via Skype, to include speakers based in São Paulo.  We will hear from independent curator, Naoko Mabon, who will share some of her findings from her recent residency at Überbau_house in São Paulo, Brazil.  We have also…

2017 Communication Design

2017 Communication Design

October 5, 2017

In this weeks #TBT, lets revisit the 2017 Degree show for Communication Design. A noticeably broad range of work was on display, from 360 VR video through to classic illustration and layout design. As always we wish all our graduating students the very best as they enter industry, either as creatives in their own right […]

Balkan Week

Balkan Week

October 1, 2017

WESTERN BALKAN VISITORS: 23rd TO 27th OCTOBER Gray’s School of Art recently welcomed four artists from universities in the western Balkans – from Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. This visit was part of an Erasmus+ mobility project funded by the EU and coordinated by the British Council; with Gray’s being the host School and working with […]

2017 Painting Degree Show

2017 Painting Degree Show

September 27, 2017

As week one of the academic calendar rolls around, with students new and old settling back into the Gray’s rhythm. Lets take a look back at the some of the work of our graduating students. Painting had another strong showing this year, with class of 2017 exhibiting a range of topics styles and mixed medium […]

Leading safety training firm helping to train talent of tomorrow

Leading safety training firm helping to train talent of tomorrow

August 7, 2017

A leading safety training firm has played host to a group of youngsters participating in a specialist employability programme, highlighting the importance of training future talent. Falck Safety Services UK (Falck), which has 35 training centres across the world, welcomed the group of 16-19 year-olds to its state-of-the-art premises in Aberdeen, participating in the Positive […]

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