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MSc Forensic Art Forensic Art presents visual information via illustration, sculpture, animation and other 2D and 3D computer applications as they relate to legal procedures. Forensic Art encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial anthropology and identification, such as two and three dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, post-mortem depiction, composite art and age progression. A forensic artist may aid in the identification or location of victims of crime, missing persons or human remains, and may facilitate the identification, apprehension and conviction of criminals. A dynamic collaboration between the College of Life Sciences and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, The Forensic and Medical Art Unit is at the forefront of research with widespread applications in the fields of human identification, archaeological investigation, medical illustration and museum and media exhibition. Perhaps best know for its work in facial reconstruction ? the process of rebuilding a face from the skull ? the Unit also undertakes related research in facial recognition, anthropology, anthropometry and taphonomy. The MSc in Forensic Art has been developed as a professional Masters Programme in response to the need for a methodical transition from a variety of degrees of undergraduate study to specialist practice within contemporary forensic fields. The MSc aims to provide expertise for those intending to work at the leading edge of the forensic art profession and is a supportive environment to nurture innovative and creative ideas. The Unit works closely with the UK and International police forces and other law enforcement entities. During the first semester the forensic artists study a dissection of the head and neck and apply knowledge gained from this to their life drawing and sculpture. Facial analysis and related disciplines are explored alongside research and design skills and current technologies. The second semester further enables specialisation. Students study facial depiction and composite art, skull and facial analysis, facial reconstruction, CCTV identification, victim and witness interviews, facial recognition and taphonomy. Other modules include medico-legal ethics and life art and portraiture This one-year taught Masters course will be run within the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. Assessment is continuous and a dissertation based on a research project and portfolio will form a compulsory element of the degree. To Apply Applicants require: 1) a 2.i (or equivalent) or higher in an art degree. 2) a 2.i (or equivalent) or higher in an appropriate medical science degree* All applicants will need to provide an appropriate portfolio of art work and be able to demonstrate a high standard of English. Applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience will also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a high standard of English. * (eg: anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, dentistry, biology, forensic science, genetics, medicine, sociology).

MSc Forensic Art Forensic Art presents visual information via illustration, sculpture, animation and other 2D and 3D computer applications as they relate to legal procedures. Forensic Art encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial anthropology and identification, such as two and three dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, post-mortem depiction, composite art...

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