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DJCAD ranked top in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2018

Art & Design disciplines at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design have been ranked top in Scotland and within the top ten of the UK, a rise of 15 places in the Complete University Guide 2018. The University of Dundee has also risen six places in the Complete University Guide league table and now sits 29th in the UK in the 2018 rankings. The University has climbed 20 places in the survey since 2015 and Dundee features in the UK’s Top Ten for six of the subjects it teaches in this year’s guide. The rise reflects Dundee’s strong performance across a range of indicators. This ...

Dundee Arts Café: Meet the Degree Show Artists

Dundee Arts Café: Meet the Degree Show Artists Tuesday 2 May 2017, 6pmThe McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, Albert Square, Dundee, DD1 1DA Each year, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s Matthew and Crawford Buildings are transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space to showcase the work of over 350 of the University of Dundee’s graduating art, design and architecture students. For 10 days visitors will have an opportunity to view the culmination of several years of creative development and hard work in an exciting show spanning the areas of desig...

DJCAD Technician recreating the legendary farmer from a sketch

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Heritage fans have been given their first look at an Angus memorial set for the grounds of a historic castle this summer. Hugh Watson began farming cattle at Keillor Farm near Newtyle in 1808, pairing animals which would become the world-famous Aberdeen-Angus breed. A memorial is planned for Glamis Castle on July 1 as part of the Angus ‘World  Forum’ schedule, but a stumbling block emerged as no photographs of the farmer exist. Roddy Mathieson, of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, was given the task of recreating the legendary farmer from a sketch. “The main cha...

Colourful characters descend on Dundee for DeeCon

Superheroes, anime characters and video game stars will parade around the University of Dundee campus tomorrow ahead of the city’s largest annual geek-off, which takes place this weekend. Thousands of costumed characters are expected to descend upon Dundee this Saturday for a colourful display of ‘nerdiness’ at this year’s DeeCon, Dundee’s largest anime, animation and art convention. Organisers of the event will stage a dress rehearsal on Thursday, 6th April to promote the event. Featuring exclusive anime screenings and industry talks by former Disney FX animators, the team be...

The force is strong in this video

gary gowans star wars video

Duncan of Jordanstone’s Graphic Design senior lecturer Gary Gowans got over a bout of the flu – and created an internet sensation. Inspired by the V&A building currently under construction, Gary created a short film for his own Facebook page which shows the Millennium Falcon emerging from the building before R2-D2 comes into the foreground watching Imperial TIE fighters chasing the spaceship. The film fades to black as the V&A logo expands to become "Vader", accompanied by the sound of Darth Vader's breathing and has now been viewed almost 268,000 times on Facebook since it was posted o...

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