First or upper second class honours degree in art/design or related forensic/anatomical science.
Months of entry
Forensic art encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial anthropology and identification, such as two and three-dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, post-mortem depiction, composite art and age progression.
The course was established in 2007 by the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). You will be taught by specialists from scientific backgrounds and experienced forensic art supervisors.
Our facilities include a well-established art college, newly-refurbished laboratories, a dedicated library and access to human material in a modern medical science environment.
The award-winning staff in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) are amongst the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, craniofacial identification and the study of the human body.
The core remit of the Centre is the study of anatomy, and staff deliver high quality anatomy teaching at all levels, via whole body dissection which allows students to develop a sound knowledge of the human body.
The Centre was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in November 2013. Presented in recognition of 'world class excellence', the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.
Who should study this course?
This course will benefit artists with specific interests in the medical and forensic applications of visual art.
It will also provide a postgraduate qualification for artists seeking validation or further specialisation of existing skills to conform with medico-legal procedures, and for registration with relevant professional bodies. This includes police artists and medical artists working in the NHS.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr Christopher Rynn
- +44 (0)1382 386433