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Course overview

The Art and Design pathway at International College Dundee is a fantastic way to start your creative degree. It is a pathway to a number of undergraduate degrees at Dundee, including Fine Art and Product Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

As an Art and Design student at ICD, you will study modules designed to both increase your awareness of key concepts in art and design theory, and encourage you to expand your creative skills through studio practice. You will also study the foundations of psychology, expanding your awareness of human behaviour to inform your creative work in the future.

Guaranteed continuation onto degree at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design when you successfully complete the IS1 Art & Design

  • Modules ranging from Psychology to Studio Practice
  • Small class sizes
  • Dedicated student support
  • Specialist teaching

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous assessment and feedback
  • Project work and testing

Teaching

  • Small classes
  • Practical workshops in some modules

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Start Dates

September 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,495.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Modules you will study

This module covers key sociological theories, concepts and evidence. You will apply knowledge and understanding to issues in education, health, crime and other areas of UK social life.

Students are introduced to critical and cultural theory, and their understanding of the theoretical aspects of film and TV production is developed with an emphasis on storytelling. Students learn about and reflect on the processes involved in film and TV programme production and consider the relationship between film and programme makers and their audiences.

Students will be offered a historical overview of Psychology, and go on to study aspects of Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, exploring anti-social behaviour, the nature and structure of human memory and the developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky.

Students work in a variety of media, consolidating their skills and developing a range of techniques which will enable them to produce a portfolio of work in response to the module. A range of basic skills will be developed including drawing, painting, 3D sculpture and model-making. Students will be encouraged to develop their critical and conceptual thinking, and to develop their ideas using sketch books and design sheets.

This module looks at a range of digital media and software in relation to students’ ways of working. Students will not only gain practical skills in the conventional tools of digital art and design but will also be encouraged to explore the possibilities of digital media to enhance the potential of their work through experimental approaches.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

BDes (Hons)
Illustration

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.

BDes (Hons)
Interior & Environmental Design

Learn to develop adaptive reuse strategies for architectural spaces and urban settings. Apply co-design and service design research methods to a range of critically informed spatial contexts, experimental objects and installations.

BDes (Hons)
Jewellery & Metal Design

Despite its origins in historical tradition, the world of studio jewellery encourages its practitioners to be innovators and pioneers.

Using novel materials and digital technologies, students will work to develop their own voice in an increasingly diverse conversation. Our strong studio culture means that students will be able to share ideas in a supportive environment.

BDes (Hons)
Textile Design

Learn about textiles through hands-on experimentation and design thinking. Students will explore the role of textiles within society and investigate areas such as the social and environmental impact of textiles, health and well-being, and inclusive design

BA (Hons)
Art & Philosophy

Art & Philosophy brings together Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Philosophy at the School of Humanities.

BA (Hons)
Fine Art

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

BDes (Hons)
Animation

At Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, we echo animation industry practice as closely as possible. You will work to briefs, learning about professional production practices within a variety of specialisms.

BDes (Hons)
Graphic Design

This course is a balance of digital and print media. Students will gain skills in both traditional and contemporary practice – from screen printing and bookbinding to using the Adobe suite of products and laser cutting.

MA (Hons)
English with French

A range of modules gives students the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films. We are also a world leader in comics studies and offer modules that consider the relationship between graphic novels and canonical literature.

MA(Hons)
English with Spanish

A range of modules gives students the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films. We are also a world leader in comics studies and offer modules that consider the relationship between graphic novels and canonical literature.

MA (Hons)
English and Mathematics

Combining English and Mathematics studies gives students a very wide range of modules to study that can lead to a diverse range of careers.
Students can choose to study English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day, as well as studying both pure and applied mathematics.

MA (Hons)
English and Philosophy

Combining English and philosophy studies gives students a very wide range of modules to choose from.
Students can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day.

MA (Hons)
English and Politics

Combining English and Politics studies gives students a very wide range of modules to choose from and can lead to a diverse range of careers.
Students can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day. Start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests.

MA (Hons)
English and Psychology

A range of modules gives students the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films. We are also a world leader in comics studies and offer modules that consider the relationship between graphic novels and canonical literature.

MA(Hons)
English

In this course, students can study the history of English literature, from the medieval period right up to the present day. Start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests.

MA (Hons)
English and Creative Writing

In this course, you can study the history of English literature from the medieval period right up to the present day, and combine this with studies in creative writing.

MA (Hons)
English and Film Studies

In this course, students can study anything from introductory film studies to Film Noir, Shakespeare to science fiction, Victorian novels to Hollywood films, or Romantic poetry to art cinema.

MA (Hons)
English and History

Combining your English and history studies gives you a very wide range of modules to choose from.
For English, students can study the history of literature from the medieval period right up to the present day.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)