Art, Society and Publics

University of Dundee


City Campus


On the MFA Art, Society and Publics programme tutors work with students to develop their individual art practices. A rich and dynamic range of taught content is delivered through events and projects with partner organisations. The key focus of the programme is on the inter-relationships between art (production and the artist’s role), society (current societal issues) and publics (diverse audiences).

Students are challenged to investigate, understand and experiment with the multiple contexts and sites where art unfolds. Thinking through art and art’s place in the world are tested through exposure to the intersection between established arenas such as the museum and gallery and non-art sites and platforms.

All forms of art practice and media-specific approaches are embraced including sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, audio and video to performance, installation, (durational) work in the public domain, writing (critical, and writing-as-visual-art) and curating. Students can explore a particular approach to practice or combine approaches - appropriate to the conceptual statement they are formulating – and will be encouraged to transcend boundaries by exploring visual knowledge and expression across a range of platforms.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree in a visual discipline. Those with other qualifications or relevant professional experience will also be considered.

You will need to upload a portfolio of up to 15 examples of work. These can be images, short video or sound clips. You'll need to submit a brief for each item with descriptions, media and dates. You can also submit a link to an online portfolio.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Art, Design and Architecture

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display