Taught course

Art and Humanities

Institution
University of Dundee · Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Qualifications
MFA

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Entry requirements

You should normally have obtained a first degree with upper second class Honours or above in an appropriate discipline or, exceptionally, a lower second class Honours or such other qualifications. Professional experience may be approved by the Art and Design Board for this purpose and have satisfied the Programme Director of their fitness to undertake both the academic and practical requirements of the programme.

You will need to upload a portfolio of creative visual work. These can be in any mode, material or genre and represent your current interests. You can upload up to 15 still images and up to 3 links to video clips hosted on YouTube or Vimeo.

Written work - Please provide a piece of academic writing (art history essay, literature essay, review of art exhibition, etc.) that shows an ability to analyse text and read critically.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course combines studio art with masters level modules in the humanities, such as philosophy, English or film studies. It embraces all forms of fine art practice, traditional and contemporary, and will enable you to work across traditionally defined boundaries imposed by many fine art and humanities programmes.

You'll have access to the extensive on-site workshops available at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and can work across a wide range of media, such as:

  • photography
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • installation work
  • lens-based media
  • performance art
  • digital art

You can individually tailor a part of your study and choose to complete the course with either an exhibition of creative work or a major written dissertation as your final project.

The course encourages both creative and academic research and you will be encouraged to read critically and analytically, and to develop your abilities in critical, contextual, and theoretical thinking. You will develop your understanding of research methods relevant to fine art and humanities research-based practices.

We run a University-wide lecture series, with speakers in English, film, and philosophy, which we encourage you to attend.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Mary Modeen
Email
m.modeen@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384036