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  • Course description
    BA (Hons) Illustration & Foundation Year.

    Course Type: Undergraduate

    Career Path: Design

    Course Category: BA

    Information:

    Start your career as a professional image-maker with us. Our Illustration course has a focus on working in the creative industries as well as visualising personal themes. We’ve been teaching illustration for many years as part of our Graphic Arts course. As it’s been so popular, we’ve created this degree for individuals who want to specialise as a professional illustrator.

    We start you off in the broad spectrum of Graphic Arts. In your first year, you can sample all areas of the graphic industries, using our studio as your creative space. You can also choose to change course, opting for Graphic Arts, Graphic Design or Illustration. The choice is yours.

    All the skills you need for a career as an Illustrator.

    Our course gives you many opportunities to explore the diverse world of image-making. Whatever your chosen field within image-making, whether it be vector art, pictograms or storytelling, we give you the freedom to write your own briefs and start realising your ideas. Every week, you’ll work with a professional illustrator who will critique your work and help you improve your illustrations. Group work with others helps prepare you for working in the professional world where you will have to generate ideas and present them to clients.

    As an illustrator, you’ll have the option to work freelance. We equip you with really important skills at ‘out-duction’ workshops. When you go out into the world, knowing how to manage your own projects will be crucial. 

    We show you all about the business and how to keep your head above water in today’s complex professional world.

    More to design than using computer software.

    Our design studio has more than enough equipment for you to get your hands on. We don’t want to restrict you to using computer software, even though we have everything from the Adobe Creative Suite programs to plotter cutters and photo studio. You can also craft beautiful design solutions using our silkscreen, letterpress, and litho equipment, as well as our laser cutting and 3D printing technology. We make sure you get as hands-on with our equipment as possible.

    Course Requirements

    A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

    For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

    Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

    Course Duration: 4 years.

    Online: No

    Campus Based: Yes

    Location: London

    Intake: October, February

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