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Course summary

The Art & Design General Foundation course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design provides you with an understanding of art and design practice and helps you to identify which of our specialist courses is right for you:

  • Animation BDes (Hons)
  • Art & Philosophy BA (Hons)
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Graphic Design BDes (Hons)
  • Illustration BDes (Hons)
  • Jewellery and Metal Design BDes (Hons)
  • Textile Design BDes (Hons)
The focus of the first year of this course is centered on learning independence and finding your individual path. It also develops your practical skills and critical thinking. You will undertake a diverse range of projects throughout the first year, that will each offer different challenges and opportunities. The course content will help you to decide on your choice of Honours degree specialism for the remaining three years of your course. Our six studio spaces are large and bright, encouraging the sharing of ideas in a social, collaborative atmosphere. You will spend the majority of your time on studio-based activities learning fundamental skills. The dedicated staff team will encourage you to think in different ways, supporting your learning and your transition into an Art School environment. Your studies in the studio are complemented by a full programme of lectures, one day per week throughout both semesters. These lectures offer a contextual insight into how art and design has developed through history and contemporary practice, as well as learning more about the individual subject specialisms offered by our degrees.

Modules

Modules can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk

Assessment method

Assessment methods can be viewed on the course webpage at dundee.ac.uk


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
WW12
Institution code:
D65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/undergraduate/art-design-general-foundation/entry-requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio


English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
EU £21900 Year 1
International £21900 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scottish students are for 2023/24. The fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2024. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2024/25 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.
Art & Design (General Foundation) at University of Dundee - UCAS