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06 Jun 2012

Call for Applications: DJCAD MFA Programme

Call for Applications: DJCAD MFA Programme
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee


DJCAD MFA Programme University of Dundee, Scotland Application Deadline: 31 August

Tracey Drummond
+44 (0) 1382 388219

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
University of Dundee, 13 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HT
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee in Scotland, offers a one year MFA programme. All forms of art practice are embraced, from media-based sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, audio and video to the non-media-specific such as performance, installation, (durational) work in the public domain, writing (critical, and writing-as-visual-art) and curating.

The MFA Programme

• seeking highly motivated students who want to be part of a vibrant artistic community
• the MFA course aims to challenge and extend its students' work and relationship to the visual world
• students are encouraged to transcend boundaries by exploring visual knowledge and expression across a range of platforms
• students will investigate historical and contemporary positions in art and visual culture through exposure to ideas in artistic research, aesthetics, anthropology, critical theory and curatorial practice
• Teaching includes one-to-one sessions, group critiques, seminars, exhibitions, performances, conferences, workshops, salons and study trips
• Students are encouraged to engage in studio-based practice, research-based work and (interdisciplinary) seminars with international visiting artists and speakers
• the MFA course leads to a curated public exhibition, the Masters Show

Why choose DJCAD

• ranked #1 in Scotland for research in art and design (RAE 2008)
• Excellent research-led teaching and learning environment that encourages interdisciplinarity and collaboration
• Staff are practising artists and active researchers, many with an international reputation who exhibit, publish and present around the world
• Alumni from DJCAD include 2010 Turner Prize Winner Susan Philipsz and Luke Fowler who has been nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize
• The University of Dundee was voted number one in this year's Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey


Scholarships ranging from £500 GBP to £2000 BBP are available. More information on scholarships can be found on DJCAD's website.


Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a visual discipline. Those with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.
Apply online via UKPASS ( with a 300 – 500 word project proposal and an electronic portfolio of 20 images.
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