Art & Humanities MFA

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Combine studio art practice with modules in English, philosophy and film studies in this interdisciplinary course

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

This course combines studio art with masters level modules in the humanities, such as philosophy, English or film studies. It embraces all forms of fine art practice, traditional and contemporary, and will enable you to work across traditionally defined boundaries imposed by many fine art and humanities programmes.

You'll have access to the extensive on-site workshops available at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and can work across a wide range of media, such as: 

  • photography
  • painting
  • sculpture
  • installation work
  • lens-based media
  • performance art
  • digital art

You can individually tailor a part of your study and choose to complete the course with either an exhibition of creative work or a major written dissertation as your final project.

The course encourages both creative and academic research and you will be encouraged to read critically and analytically, and to develop your abilities in critical, contextual, and theoretical thinking. You will develop your understanding of research methods relevant to fine art and humanities research-based practices.

We run a University-wide lecture series, with speakers in English, film, and philosophy, which we encourage you to attend.

Photo of Nick Brodie
“Even before I applied I’d heard a lot about the creative freedom that you get here. The fact that you can just walk into a foundry and talk to one of the technicians and in the next hour be bronzing is brilliant – that’s not always the case at other institutions. Overall, studying here has been a really great opportunity for me to tap into the expertise of the staff.”

Nick Brodie, MFA Art & Humanities graduate

13 portraits by Will Cunningham of a person with short hair and glasses, created in a red tone.

Will Cunningham I'm Losing You, Are you There? 2021

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