What will I learn?

The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree. IS1 is designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding within your subject area, as well as your English Language and study skills, before you continue onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto Year 2 of your degree programme once you have successfully completed your IS1.


The Art & Design pathway at ICD allows international students to access a number of exciting and challenging undergraduate degrees at the renowned Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

Course Description

The Art & Design pathway at International College Dundee is a fantastic way to start your creative degree. It is a pathway to a number of undergraduate degrees at Dundee, including Fine Art and Product Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

As an Art & Design student at ICD, you will study modules designed to both increase your awareness of key concepts in art and design theory, and encourage you to expand your creative skills through studio practice. You will also study the foundations of psychology, expanding your awareness of human behaviour to inform your creative work in the future.

  • Guaranteed continuation onto degree at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design when you successfully complete the IS1 Art & Design
  • Modules ranging from Psychology to Studio Practice
  • Small class sizes
  • Dedicated student support
  • Specialist teaching

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous assessment and feedback
  • Project work and testing


  • Small classes
  • Practical workshops in some modules

Core Modules

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Basic Mathematics and Digital Literacy
  • Government and Society


  • Cultural Context
  • Film, Media and Popular Culture
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Studio Practice
  • Digital Media

This pathway course can lead to following degree courses.

IS1 Art & Design
BA (Hons)
• Art and Philosophy
• Fine Art
BDes (Hons)
• Animation
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interior and Environmental Design
• Jewellery and Metal Design
• Textile Design
BSc (Hons)
• Digital Interaction Design
• Product Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,495.00 (US$ 22,003) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2021


International College Dundee

2 Airlie Pl,


DD1 4HQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) – 20 points. IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

For international students

Students need to have high school diploma or equivalent from their home country. Students need to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

About this uni

With students and staff from 148 countries, ICD students immediately become part of the global Dundee family.

  • Spectacular setting on Scotland’s east coast
  • Diverse and welcoming campus
  • World-class sports facilities
  • Scotland’s cheapest major city