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CAP offers five named degree awards, which you select at the beginning of your final year: Contemporary Art Practice; Contemporary Art Practice Photography; Contemporary Art Practice Printmaking; Contemporary Art Practice Moving Image and Contemporary Art Practice Sculpture.

• Teaching and learning strategies focus on the development of skills across five key areas: technical, conceptual, contextual, personal and professional. Our curriculum is informed by current debates surrounding the production, presentation and consumption of contemporary fine art.

• An integral part of the student experience are opportunities to undertake ‘live’ projects, placement and work-experience, commissions, exhibitions and external events, many facilitated by our close links to regional arts organisations and other partners.


Contemporary Art Practice graduates gain knowledge, contextual and critical awareness, professionalism, and lateral thinking skills. Graduates have immersed themselves in studio cultures, both individual and collectively, or have pursued further study opportunities at MA and Doctoral level.

CAP graduates have established careers in a wide range of professions including film, art consultancy, health care, publishing, music, media, community work and galleries. Our graduates contribute to the wider scholastic community, by providing teachers for schools, further and higher education.

Staff Profile
David Blyth

Is an active artist, lecturer and researcher at Gray’s. Blyth’s artistic practice challenges the ‘institutionalised fiction’ of the museum sector, using taxidermy as a legitimate armature for the development of a suitable language to culturally represent the natural world.
Blyth has developed teaching expertise across all areas in Fine Art (Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, CCS, First Year Studies). Blyth’s own interests in publication design informed the conception and implementation of the ‘Chapbook project’ within the curriculum.

Graduate Overview
Rachel Grant

Graduating from Gray’s has enabled Rachel to continue to practice as a visual artist, as well as working within local and international arts organisations. Career highlights so far have included; working at the Venice Biennale as an Information Assistant and working with the Klondike Institution of Arts and Culture in Canada, as part of Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Travel Award.

More recently, Rachel worked as a programme assistant with the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Aberdeenshire, and participated in ‘Draw to Perform’, an international drawing symposium in London

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