Robert Gordon University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2018
Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 7QB, United Kingdom


This course offers a challenging opportunity to study both the technical and contextual aspects of traditional and contemporary painting. Through a mixed sequence of objective and subjective projects, which explore the grammar and forms of painting, the course develops an informed context to extemporise and develop a personal expression, as well as a fuller understanding of the subject. The course also delivers a taught drawing programme, from years one through to three, which is an integral component of the Painting course. You will be learning in an environment that encourages personal expression and interpretation as well as collaborative activity. As a result, you will be able to study and develop your full creative potential, both critically and practically, in the context of the contemporary visual art world. Our Painting graduates have been highly successful in achieving a diverse range of national awards, from a BAFTA (for a music video) to the established Florence Scholarships. Many have also studied at prestigious postgraduate schools, including the Slade and the Royal College of Art.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Aberdeen
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £1,820
  • Scotland Year 1 £1,820
  • England Year 1 £6,750
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £6,750
  • Wales Year 1 £6,750
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £6,750
  • International Year 1 £12,880