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Technical Facilities

Printmaking Workshop

The Printmaking Workshop offers a range of resources from large format ink jet printing to water-based screen printing.

Digital: ink-jet printing and computer imaging – Epson 9600 printer, Macs and scanner for large-format printing on film etc. for separations for screen, lithography and large-format printing on various materials.


  • Etching
  • Lithography
  • Direct for stone, plate and photo-mechanical printing relief and surface printing water-based screen printing , including direct, indirect and photo-stencilling screen printing - water-based
  • lithography – traditional and waterless methods
  • intaglio – etching, various methods and materials
  • relief, lino and woodblock
  • papermaking facilities – from sheet forming to sculptural (casting, spraying, moulding
  • photographic darkroom – suitable for large scale black and white
  • film processing and printing

Metal Fabrication Workshop

The Metal fabrication workshop has an extensive range of metal working facilities including:

  • treble guillotine
  • sheet metal rollers
  • box and pan folder
  • pedestal drill
  • sand blasting cabinet
  • MIG, MMA, Oxyacetylene and spot welding equipment

Casting Facilities

The casting facility for rubber-mould making, low-heat metal casting and wax casting includes a plaster room, resin room and a kiln.  White metals, bronze and iron casting takes place through organized visits to the purpose-built foundry at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.

Casting facilities

Wood Working Facilities

Wood working facilities include:

  • Band saw
  • Planner
  • Drill press
  • Table saw
  • Router
  • Specialist tools
  • Hand power tools

Computer Suites

The college is supported by over 100 dedicated computers providing access to all forms of Digital Media Software.  This is mostly on the Mac platform, but the 3D packages are taught in a suite of High End PC's.

Computer Suite

The software available includes

  • Photoshop Extended
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro & Express
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • MAYA
  • MotionBuilder
  • AutoCAD
  • 3D Studio Max Design
  • SketchUp Pro

Computer suites are also equipped with scanners and video capture facilities.

Students are offered taught sessions using this software during their course and are also encouraged to use these throughout their time at Dundee as required.

Sound Suites

The college has two dedicated sound recording studios available for students to book.  These contain Quad Core Mac Pro’s with audio mixing desks and a variety of Audio hardware. Dedicated sound booths with microphones. The software currently used in the sound suites are ProTools 8, Kontakt, Reaktor and Ableton Live.

Sound Suite

Bookable Digital Equipment

All students are encouraged to make use of the AV workshop's facilities for booking equipment to aid their studies.

Equipment Available includes

  • Standard Camcorders
  • High Definition Camcorders
  • Solid State compact video cameras
  • Digital Cameras
  • Video Lighting equipment
  • Audio Recorders
  • Tripods
  • Televisions
  • Projectors
  • Microphones

These are all managed by an online booking system that allows students to book equipment in advance.

Photography Studio & Green Screen

The college has a professional photographic studio that all students can use.  This comes complete with professional camera stand, full height and table-top setups, different backgrounds and 6 studio flash heads.  Students tend to make most use of this documenting their work, but some students produce most of their work here.

In the same room as the photography studio, the recently installed green screen infinity cove is installed.   This allows student to film action, replacing the background image later.  This has become very popular in recent years.

Green Screen