Fine Art BA (Hons)

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Combine studio practice with critical understanding of theory and experiment across a range of media

Start date
September 2024
3 years
Dundee City Campus

This course will help you to find your own identity as an artist through the development of core skills and practical techniques.

The course is focused on making and critical thinking, and you can concentrate on a single discipline or work across a number of disciplines and media. Your practical work will support a growing critical and contextual understanding of the theory of art and culture.

Taught by practicing artists of international standing, our academic staff exhibit and publish nationally and internationally. In 2015 Fine Art lecturer Graham Fagen represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale (one of the most prestigious cultural exhibitions in the world).

Using our large studios, you can explore drawing, painting, time-based art, digital media, sculpture, print, photography, video, sound, performance, installation, and artists' books.

You will also have access to all our world-class workshops, where you can experiment with whichever materials you require, including:

  • plaster / bronze / resin casting
  • woodworking
  • the presentation of artworks
  • methods and materials of painting and painting surfaces
  • screen-printing
  • lithography
  • etching
  • wood block
  • 3D printing
  • interactive programming
  • ceramics
  • dedicated edit suites
  • sound rooms
  • green screen film studio
  • digital and analogue darkroom photography

You will have the opportunity to take part in exchanges with partner institutions across the world.

“The Fine Art studios are some the best studio spaces are in the building. There’s so much light – you get light all throughout day, and we’re so lucky to get so much space. At the same time, it’s quite sociable and everyone is inspired by each other. You get a lot from being around so many people, and so many artists doing different things.”

Chloe Alexander, Fine Art graduate


Top 15 in the UK for Fine Art

Guardian University Guide 2024

2nd in Scotland for Fine Art

Guardian University Guide 2023

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