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Arctic expedition for artist Ellis

University of Dundee student Ellis O’Connor will boldly go where few people – and fewer artists – have gone before after being selected for a month-long residency in the Arctic. Ellis (23) graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University, last year and recently won the RSA Landscape Award at the prestigious New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh. She has been selected by the Arctic Circle organisation to be one of ten artists from across the world to take part in the expedition around Svalbard in the High Arctic, where Polar Bears outnumber people...

Dundee’s student experience top in Scotland once again

The University of Dundee has been recognised as offering the best student experience in Scotland for the sixth year in succession, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey. Dundee was rated first in the UK for centralised/convenient facilities and cheap shop/bar/amenities, and second for good students’ union. It scored in the UK top ten in another five categories – good social life, community atmosphere, extra-curricular activities/societies, high quality facilities, and sports facilities. The University ranked 12th overall in the UK and the poll comes on t...

Mitigating Circumstances team animated by top industry award nomination

A group of University of Dundee graduates have been nominated for one of the premier awards for emerging filmmaking talent in Scotland. Kieran Duncan, Tom Paxton and Steph Flynn, who graduated last year from the MSc Animation & VFX course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, have been nominated in the Animation category of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The team will find out if their film, ‘Mitigating Circumstances’, is successful when they attend the glittering ceremony at The Arches, Glasgow, on Thursday, 9th April. The three-minute fi...

Dundee art students win prizes for new talent

Students at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design have won eight awards at the Royal Scottish Academy’s (RSA) New Contemporaries show.   RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists and architects in Scotland. It offers an opportunity to see the best of Scotland’s emerging talent under one roof, providing a critical platform for new graduates. It runs in Edinburgh’s RSA building, on the Mound, from March 23 to April 8 DJCAD winners include Ellis O’Connor, RSA Landscape Award, Samant...

Scotland’s superhero to return at DeeCon 2015

DEE CON

Saltire, Scotland’s superhero, will make his return in a sequel to the acclaimed debut to be launched at DeeCon 2015, the country’s biggest free anime, animation and art convention. Saturday, 4th April will be a day of colour, fun and geekiness at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) with film screenings, board and video game tournaments, stalls, exhibitions, demonstrations and industry presentations alongside the launch of Saltire: Annihilation Part Two. DEE-CON is organised predominantly by students and alumni of the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College o...

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