Taught course

Anatomy for Artists

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Equivalent of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline (art or science) plus a portfolio assessment. Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This four month course allows students to study anatomy side by side with life drawing, sculpture and illustration. It is aimed both at artists who wish to study anatomy first hand from cadaver study as well as anatomists and other scientists who would like to enhance their knowledge through developing their artistic skills.

Students will learn anatomy through dissection, prosection study, illustration and facial sculpture and apply this to life art practice. Students will also be introduced to research methods and digital media.

  • Anatomy 1 - Head and Neck (15 credits)
  • Anatomy 2 - Post Cranial (15 credits)
  • Life Art (10 credits)
  • Digital Media Practice (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)

Dedicated studio space is provided along with access to Thiel dissection facilities, the first of their kind in the UK.

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months

Course contact details

Caroline Erolin
+44 (0)1382 388627