The DDS is located at Pacific Quay in Glasgow – next to the BBC and the Glasgow Science Centre. We are located at the heart of Creative Clyde – a cluster of media and creative industries which also includes STV, Film City Glasgow and a host of companies working in film, TV, new media and software.
We are based in The Hub, a building which itself hosts a mix of startups and more established companies working in these areas. You can see the inside the DDS and The Hub in the interactive panoramas, below.
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We will be offering part-time on a day-release mode, with part-time students working alongside full-time students. Part-time students should expect to attend classes two days per week (with some flexibility where possible around work commitments) for the autumn and spring terms. The core-research skills class will be offered as a blended learning (part on-campus, part online) course during the summer between the two years of part-time study – we’ll be arranging a special delivery of the Academic Skills class just for part-time students for this.
We’ve had a number of enquiries for part-time study over the years, and we are excited that this will allow a wider range of students the opportunity to study with us at The Glasgow School of Art.
Update: Yeshwanth published a paper based on the work detailed below. Details have been added to the bottom of the page.
For his MSc Dissertation, recent student Yeshwanth Pulijala worked with Prof. Ayoub of the Glasgow Dental Hospital on a patient information app, for patients considering orthognathic facial surgery. Orthognathic surgery is a procedure that involves dental, orthodontic and surgical treatments for the correction of facial deformities and the procedure can result a range of side effects with e.g. swelling or numbness that takes some time to settle.
The app is an excellent example of how medical visualisation can be applied to help patients as well as surgeons and doctors – and is a great practical example of the range of skills that are covered in the MSc In Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy.
Working with Hidden Heritage and local community volunteers, Clara was interested in particular in methods accessible at low cost to local community groups that would be strong enough to support the digitization of gravestone and yet be powerful and accurate enough to help uncover hidden detail and support long term archive and conservation projects.
Her results were little short of breath-taking – for example, some of the stones are very badly weathered leaving almost none of the original inscriptions visible to the eye. This can be a significant challenge for heritage groups trying to identify the individuals buried below. Stone 28 at BallyHennan is one of the more badly weathered stones:
Using a method known as RTI (one of two methods Clara used in her project), using around 100 photos and a few hours of additional computer processing significant parts of the inscription suddenly appear:
With classes starting on September 22nd, there is still time to apply for masters study at the Digital Design Studio at The Glasgow School of Art.
All of our courses provide the opportunity for students to learn from and work with leading professionals in the respective field – with in house teams that work closely on research and development projects with the BBC, the NHS, international heritage bodies and major engineering firms.
You can read more about the courses (and find application details) by following the links below