Drawing, Master | University of Dundee | Dundee, United Kingdom
12 months
20900 GBP/year
8765 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Develop your critical engagement with drawing, leading to enquiry with purpose with the Drawing programme at the University of Dundee. 


Course description

The Drawing programme at the University of Dundee gives you the opportunity to develop drawing practice in a supportive, nurturing environment through a challenging and stimulating programme of modules.

Each module will build and develop drawing and research enquires to provide a creative and intellectual framework for the exploration of current attitudes and phenomena in the context of contemporary drawing practice.

The course supports students with a high level of motivation who have established an individual voice through a successful body of work and enquiry at undergraduate study or through professional experience. 

Drawing will be presented as an open-ended proposition where the limits of the form are being tested, redefined and expanded by its practitioners.  

You will develop drawing, discursive skills and agendas that re-orientate their practice in ways that have a sustainable long-term impact on their practice.

The course embraces all forms of drawing practice and you will be invited to consider the many ways drawing is essential to thinking. Drawing connects to many cross-disciplinary activities, as well as maintaining its own subject specificity.

Such explorations will lead to art historical and poly-cultural examinations of drawing, embracing the diversity and range of interests of the student cohort. You will consider the importance of drawing to education and visual literacy, childhood development, and explore the relationship between a drawing practice and well-being.

The MFA Drawing promotes the understanding that drawing is the most democratic of artforms, allowing for transhistorical investigation, more readily crossing boundaries of cultures, connoisseurship, genres, with multiple applications.

You will be encouraged to discover and connect with active drawing networks, practitioners, and research areas in both historical and contemporary contexts.

The MFA Drawing tests conventional methodologies and emergent innovations alike, exploring a range of strategies, materials, and technologies with the aim of each student formulating a tested, meaningful methodology for their drawing. Process orientated, making drawings as a group, or individually, in response to drawing prompts, drawing from ‘the body’, drawing from ‘nature’, the students will be encouraged through making and critical reflection to challenge assumptions about the roles and definitions of drawing.

Critical thinking and research will support the re-orientating the students practice to relevant and purposeful enquiry that reveals how the boundaries of a discipline or subject can shift the prism of drawing practice and research.

Diversity of thinking and making will be extended through critical interrogation, debate, and peer learning, both in physical/studio/workshop communities, and via digital communities.

The course strengthens each individual’s self‐evaluation, reflective practice, and cumulative progression.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MFA Drawing 1: Grounding
  • MFA Drawing 2: Expanding
  • MFA Drawing 3: Presenting
  • The Rules of Drawing
  • Drawing Ecologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have obtained a first degree with upper second class Honours or above in an appropriate discipline or, exceptionally, a lower second class Honours or such other qualifications.
  • Professional experience may be approved by the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Board for this purpose and have satisfied the Programme Director of their fitness to undertake the academic and practical requirements of the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8765 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8765 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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