International College at Robert Gordon University

Undergraduate Pathway in Art and Design

Gray’s School of Art, located in a beautiful spot beside the stunning River Dee, provides a stimulating environment in which to develop and refine your creative skills. By studying with RGU, you will join a supportive and collaborative learning community led by practising artists, designers and researchers.

Top three reasons to choose Robert Gordon University:

  • Gray’s School of Art is an influential multidisciplinary Art School that has been leading and defining culture and industrial development for over 130 years.
  • RGU is ranked 1st in Scotland for graduate prospects in Art (Guardian University Guide 2022).
  • The staging of exhibitions both within the School and at external venues will be key in developing your professional skills.

High School


2nd year at Robert Gordon University

Fees*, location and duration

First Year Degree Second Year Degree Third Year Degree Final Year Degree


Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University

Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University

2 semesters~

2 semesters

2 semesters

2 semesters





~ extended semester available dependant on artistic evidence



First Year: 



Robert Gordon University’s School of Art has a long-established record of educating and developing creative practitioners who have a real impact on our regional and international economies. As a student at Gray’s, you will gain the specialist knowledge and practical experience that you need to excel within today's creative industry.


Evidence of Artistic Ability

Applicants are required to submit evidence of artistic ability. You may wish to submit a portfolio or can, alternatively, undertake the Artistic Evaluation.

Applicants will receive an email containing guidance on both the portfolio and the Artistic Evaluation, along with instructions on submission for assessment.  


Artistic evaluation guidance 


  • Extended Media Experimentation
  • Information Research, Recording and Responding in Art and Design
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Preparation and profession in Art and Design
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Creative Practice in Art and Design
  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design
  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies in Art and Design

Core Module Information

University facilities 

Degree awards from Robert Gordon University

Fine Art


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