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Animation and effects students tour London

2014 MSc work

DJCAD’s MSc Animation & Visualisation students have just returned from London, where they visited cutting-edge animation and visual effects (VFX) production studios. The studios gave up their time to talk to the students about the VFX industry and take a look at their show-reels. Phillip Vaughan, Course Director, said capturing the attention of the industry’s leading players was a great achievement. “It is a testament to the quality of work and the dedication of the students at DJCAD.” Students visited studios such as The Mill,...

Sustaining Rural Scotland – Design In Action

Rural landscape

`Sustaining Rural Scotland’ – Design In Action £20k prototype funding on offer Climate change and the increasing pressure on the planet’s natural resources mean raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. But how can rural Scotland address these issues? The University of Dundee’s `Design In Action’ project - a Knowledge Exchange Hub based within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design - will bring rural businesses, entrepreneurs and retailers together with designers, technologists and a...

Chinese students say goodbye to Dundee

Summer School graduation scrolls

Visiting Chinese students have said a fond farewell to Dundee as the College of Art, Science and Engineering’s first-ever summer school drew to a close. More than 70 students and staff from partner universities in China visited the campus for an educational and cultural programme designed to promote exchange or postgraduate studies. Divided into two cohorts, the first students arrived on the 20th July, leaving a week later, with the second group departing on the 17th of August after enjoying a ‘graduation’ ceremony in the University of Dundee's Queen Mother Building....

MSc in Animation & Visualisation Screening

DJCAD MSc in Animation & Visualisation Screening

Grab some popcorn and make your way along to Dundee Contemporary Arts on Saturday 23 August at 3pm for a special screening of the work from this year’s MSc in Animation & Visualisation course as part of the 2014 Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. The short films are the culmination of the year-long course, and showcases a wide variety of styles and genres including 2D/3D animation, live action, compositing, VFX and visualisation. The screening also includes the Going Live proje...

Excellence honoured at Masters Show

Lada Wilson, Art, Society and Publics, winner of the DJCAD Citizenship within the Academic Community, with course director Tracy McKenna

Some of the sharpest minds in Scottish Art and Design have been recognised at the opening of the 2014 DJCAD Masters Show. Around 16 students were awarded prizes for their academic performance and contribution to citizenship within the university community at two ceremonies held on Friday, August 15. Masters students in Design Ethnography and Master of Design for Services received awards at an industry-focused event held in the University of Dundee’s Scrymegour building during the afternoon. While students fro...