Time based art & digital film embraces contemporary media art forms including film production, photography, sound design, sonic art, performance web art and interactive media. You will study at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), part of the University of Dundee.
Time Based Art & Digital Film at Dundee
Our staff team includes accomplished artists, filmmakers, designers and photographers.
Why study this course at Dundee?
The course formalises the study and practice of digital film alongside time based art. It offers you a near unique experience. This includes access to one of the only green screen visual effects studios in Scotland. We also offer you state-of-the-art, high definition technologies for live action and visual effects.
Teamwork is a vital part of contemporary creativity. We encourage students to explore collaborative ways of working and to engage with issues, organisations and people outside of DJCAD.
At the end of the course you will be able to produce a significant body of works in one or more of the following:
- digital film
- interactive art and imaging
You will also be able to manage a series of self motivated projects which reflect your conceptual goals and personal philosophy.
Did You Know?
- You will have access to one of the only green screen visual FX studios in Scotland
Our staff team includes accomplished artists, filmmakers, designers and photographers. We will encourage you to be innovative, visually creative, experimental and to use professional production methods. You will complete personal and group projects, exploring a growing range of genres and applications.
Who should study Time Based Art & Digital Film?
You want to:
- develop a portfolio of transferable technical skills
- develop the required experience to create your vision
- learn how to expand your creative ability
- kick start a career in the creative industries
Art & Media Programme
Time based art & digital film is one of three courses that comprise the art & media programme. The full list is art, philosophy, contemporary practices, fine art, time based art & digital film. This programme has an established reputation as the only interdisciplinary arts curriculum in Scotland.
The bringing together of three distinct pathways under the art and media programme offers a broad educational experience. It also facilitates access to a wide range of staff expertise. This allows you to gain deep knowledge and expertise in your chosen subject pathway of time based art & digital film.
- Art Design General
- Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices
- Digital Interaction Design
- Fine Art (Digital Media, Drawing & Painting, Print
- Graphic Design
- Interior Environmental Design
- Jewellery and Metal Design
- Product Design
- Textile Design
Our team of staff, including accomplished artists, filmmakers, designers and photographers, will encourage you to be innovative, visually creative, experimental and to use professional production methods. You will explore a growing range of genres and applications by completing personal and group projects.
Throughout the degree programme you will undertake a series of modules in contemporary media that engage and support your creative practice. Their purpose is to provide you with the necessary intellectual context in order to broaden your understanding of media issues. The intention is to develop your individual skills and competency towards time management, enabling self-reflective critique and practice, artistic expression and an individual philosophy that can be demonstrated through self-initiated and managed projects.
The programme of study initially involves projects and workshops designed to help you, through experiential learning, to understand the fundamental discipline of your chosen subject. Many different approaches to teaching and learning are used including:
- Regular seminars
- Practical lectures
- Studio demonstrations
- Individual tutorials
- and Group critiques
Students can enter Time Based Art & Digital Film after successfully completing our Art and Design (General Foundation) course (apply for course WW12) or on successful completion of a recognised Foundation Course or equivalent (apply for course W690).
In Level 2 we will introduce you to a broad foundation of knowledge and experience. You will gain insight into photography, moving image, sound and interactivity. You will learn about the relevant equipment and varied media used in the production process for your choice of specialism.
Projects and assignments help you develop the relevant learning, research and technical skills, exploring creativity and individual aptitude through each process.
- Introduction to photography, moving image, sound and interactivity
- Contemporary media theory
- Self-motivated ideas and projects
- Critical debate and exhibition
- Tutorial and group critique
Level 3 is designed to encourage experimentation, cross course projects, exploring ideas and making use of appropriate technical methods.
All students prepare and present a programme of personal project work that reflects the research and development of ideas. During this year you will undertake a series of assignments designed to develop good professional practice necessary to succeed in your chosen career.
- Elective masterclass series
- Self-motivated practice
- Tutorial and group critique
- Professional practice and group exhibition
- Theoretical Studies
- Elective modules such as Materiality & Meaning, Contemporary Portrait, Printmaking etc
- Optional one semester of exchange study at an international institution. These options can include NSCAD (Canada), Brno (Czech Republic) or Bologna (Italy).
In your final year you will organise and present a personal programme of study that will form the major part of your submission for the Honours degree examination.
You will be encouraged to integrate all aspects of your research with a written thesis and the production of your final outcome. You will produce a body of work that will demonstrate a mature visual understanding of materials, methods and processes required to transform ideas into reality.
- Self motivated personal programme of study
- Tutorial and group critique
- Honours dissertation
- Degree show exhibition
Your progress is monitored with structured formal reviews and assessments. At Level 4 a team of internal and external examiners conduct the final degree examination.
New challenges and opportunities for creative artists, animators and illustrators exist in broadcasting, publishing, print media and advertising. There is a massive growth in areas such as communication design, multimedia, the web, computer games, 3D visualisation, virtual environments, digital film-making and visual effects. The creative industries are rapidly expanding providing relevant and exciting career opportunities for graduates, not only for now but for the foreseeable future. Graduates from Time Based Art & Digital Film have gone on to have successful careers as:
- film directors
- web designers
- visual effects artists
Sylvia Law, Artist
"The programme offers a series of professional workshops with professional artists and directors that cover each specialism including lighting, directing, editing, sound and performance art. It was during these immersive weeklong events that I discovered my interest in sound and performance art. I found these aspects to the course very engaging and helpful and it was a great way to explore my practice within an open and creative environment.Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art has been a great place to grow as an artist and develop my practice. I feel very thankful to all the tutors, technicians and students who made my experience at art college so significant and fundamental to my future career as an artist." See more of Sylvia's work.
The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.
You have to obtain your qualifications at the first sitting of examination.
Courses starting 2016
Advanced Entry (to Level 2)
|SQA Advanced Higher||BB (Advanced Higher) + BB (Higher) in different subjects|
|IB Diploma||34 points (including 6, 6, 5, at Higher level)|
|Essential Subjects||Art and Design, or related subject (at SQA Advanced Higher, GCE A-Level, IB Higher Level), an appropriate literate subject (at SQA Advanced Higher, GCE A Level, IB Higher Level) and one other subject outside art & design subjects (at SQA Higher, GCE A Level, IB Higher Level).|
|EU & International||Visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country"|
|SQA||A recognised Foundation Course or a relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units|
|Scottish Baccalaureate||Pass with BB at Advanced Higher|
|EDEXCEL||A recognised Foundation Course or a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM|
|Advanced Diploma||Grade B with ASL A-levels in appropriate subjects at AB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate||Pass with A-levels in appropriate subjects at AB|
|European Baccalaureate||75% overall with 7.5 in an Art & Design subject and 7.5 in a literate subject|
There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application. Find out more about fee status.
|Fee category||Fees for students starting 2016|
|Scottish and EU students||£1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2015 entry). Fees for September 2016 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2016.|
|Rest of UK students||£9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.|
Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.
Students applying for Time Based Art & Digital Film must successfully complete our 1 year Art and Design (General Foundation) course. In this instance you should apply using the UCAS code WW12.
Alternatively, if you have already completed a recognised foundation course or equivalent elsewhere then apply directly to Time Based Art & Digital Film
|Degree||UCAS Code||KIS Data|
|Apply Now||Time Based Art & Digital Film BA (Hons)||W690|