Work on display: Art & Philosophy
Refinement is key to our students' journey and evident in the diverse bodies of work produced by this year's graduands.
Influenced by their study of philosophy as well as the contemporary art world, our students receive the conceptual grounding to grow their visual practice and tackle real-world issues. Theoretical practice is at the heart of the course and our students are encouraged to push the boundaries, be experimental and partake in ever deeper investigation to pare their art down to its core.
As you will see from the work created, it is in their final year of the course that students truly find their own voice. The resulting outcome is a distillation of self-expression across painting, sculpture, photography, performance, sound, video, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, animation and every other kind of artwork imaginable.
To enhance learning opportunities, and to empower our students to refine their practice, we run a speaker's programme allowing them to engage with renowned artists, philosophers and practitioners. The University is home to the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy, and we enjoy close ties with Dundee Contemporary Arts, enabling us to benefit from a visiting network of high profile international figures.
Our course is unique in Scotland and we produce a unique type of graduate. With studio practice underpinned by rigorous studies in aesthetics, our alumni enter the world as artists, theorists, curators, critics and academics instilled with the ability to interrogate the essence of ideas and the creative works they inspire.
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