Taught course

Art, Society and Publics

University of Dundee · Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a visual discipline. Those with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered. You will need to upload a portfolio of up to 15 examples of work. These can be images, short video or sound clips. You'll need to submit a brief for each item with descriptions, media and dates. You can also submit a link to an online portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

A central aim of the course is to foster subjective artistic concerns by deepening students' individual art practice, research interests and professional knowledge. Students are taught how to develop and sustain an art practice.

All forms of art practice and media-specific approaches are embraced including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, audio and video to performance, installation, (durational) work in the public domain, writing (critical, and writing-as-visual-art) and curating. Students can explore a particular approach to practice or combine approaches - appropriate to the conceptual statement they are formulating - and will be encouraged to transcend boundaries by exploring visual knowledge and expression across a range of platforms. In tandem, historical and contemporary positions in art and visual culture will be investigated through exposure to ideas and experimentation in artistic research, aesthetics, critical theory and curatorial practice.

You will be stimulated to develop a highly ambitious and informed art practice by engaging both individually and through collaborative opportunities. We believe that students learn most from their peers, guided by a well-structured, content-rich course that is led by committed teachers. Practice and research-based work is supported through events such as (interdisciplinary) seminars with internationally active staff and visiting artists and speakers. Professional skills such as presentation of practical and theoretical work are developed through situations and opportunities that focus on engagement and building professional relationships. Optional specialist master-classes on performance, sound and lighting are some of the elective activities that bring undergraduate and Masters students together for short, intense working periods.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Tracy Mackenna
+44 (0)1382 385225