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Learn how to communicate effectively through visual means and create images that can be used in a variety of ways including in books, magazines, merchandise, and digital media.

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Key Facts



(BDes (Hons)) Illustration


Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Students can develop skills in research, storytelling and making, using traditional and contemporary production methods. Students can learn how to engage their audience and develop their own professional practice. Peer review from their classmates is a big part of our projects and will help you gain skills in critiquing other work.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has digital and printmaking facilities. Students will use them to experiment with a wide range of media, including book and narrative creation, drawing, and graphic arts. There are also opportunities to explore photography, textiles, moving, and interactive media.

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  • This course will be taught by the staff of the Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.