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  MSc Forensic Art & Facial Imaging


University of Dundee    Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Anthropology (2) Creative Arts & Design (9) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16)

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Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of forensic art and facial imaging with the MSc Forensic Art & Facial Imaging programme at the University of Dundee. Delve into the captivating realms of facial anthropology, identification, and artistic skills tailored for legal and law enforcement purposes. Unleash your creativity through a curriculum that covers anatomy, observational drawing, and a plethora of forensic art applications including facial reconstruction and age progression. Benefit from hands-on experience with Thiel embalmed cadavers, offering a unique learning opportunity with realistic qualities. The course equips you with essential skills using specialist hardware like 3D modelling software and haptic feedback styluses. Upon graduation, a multitude of career paths await you in police imaging departments, special effects in movies, and more. To qualify, possess a UK Upper Second-Class Honours degree in art/design or related fields, along with a portfolio showcasing your artistic prowess. Elevate your career prospects and join us in shaping the future of forensic art and facial imaging.

About the course

Forensic Art is the presentation of visual information in relation to legal procedures. It encompasses subjects such as facial anthropology and identification.

This course combines the concepts of Forensic Art and Facial Imaging.

Forensic art is the use of artistic skills to create images of people or scenes for law enforcement or legal purposes. It can be used to:

  • Identify suspects or victims
  • Reconstruct crime scenes
  • Create age progressions of missing persons
  • Help juries understand evidence

Facial imaging is the creation of images of faces. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including:

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Entry Requirements

A UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) degree
Your degree should be in art/design or related forensic/anatomical science

A portfolio of artwork demonstrating competency across both traditional and digital media. You should submit between 10-15 images including a number of examples from direct observation, such as life drawing or portrait sculpture. You will be invited to upload your portfolio after we receive your application

Relevant professional experience will be taken into account if you have no graduate qualifications.



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Where is University of Dundee

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