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PgCert Anatomy for Artists

Course Description

This course is a dynamic collaboration bringing together expertise from both the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). Dedicated studio space is provided along with access to Thiel dissection facilities - the first of their kind in the UK.

Teaching & Assessment

- How you will be taught

The course is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, practical sessions in the studio and dissection room, and small group discussions with an encouragement into debate and theoretical solutions to current problems.

- How you will be assessed

Anatomy spot-tests, portfolio assessment, and written coursework.

What you will study

The focus is on learning anatomy through dissection, prosection study, illustration and facial sculpture and applying this to life art practice. Students will also be introduced to research methods and digital media.

Anatomy 1 - Head and Neck
Anatomy 2 - Post Cranial
Life Art
Digital Media Practice
Research Methods


It is aimed both at artists who wish to study anatomy first hand from cadaver study as well as anatomists and other scientists who would like to enhance their knowledge through developing their artistic skills.

Visit the PgCert Anatomy for Artists page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Equivalent of the 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline (art of science) plus a portfolio assessment. IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent) if first language is not English.

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