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BA Illustration

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  • Objectives
    Illustration is a dynamic and continually evolving subject. The course ethos is to encourage individual, creative explorations, within a traditional approach or pursue more experimental avenues. We aim to give you the creative skills and thinking abilities to succeed in today's fast evolving art and design professions.
  • Entry requirements
    Art and Design Foundation, BTEC, National Diploma or equivalent accepted. Normally applicants attend an interview and present their portfolio. Alternatively, A level/AS level/Vocational A level: normally 220-300 points plus portfolio.
  • Academic Title
    BA Illustration
  • Course description
    BA Illustration


    Design Illustration Year 1

        * Introduction to the techniques of illustration and its associations within the related disciplines of graphic design, typography and photography
        * Develop your understanding through drawing
        * Printmaking, bookbinding, digital workshops and media exploration
        * Study trips to London and overseas such as New York, Paris and Barcelona

    Design Illustration Year 2

        * Expand your skills coupled with deeper and broader exploration of illustrative practices
        * Explore creative writing, autonomous practice, narrative sequence and digital illustration strategies
        * Options for work placements and to study abroad on exchange, as well as working with other disciplines
        * External commissions and competitions

    Design Illustration Year 3

        * Increased emphasis on developing and consolidating your personal visual 'voice'
        * Undertake a major dissertation related to your interests
        * Participate in the Degree Show and a major London graduate show
        * Careers programme to help realise your aspirations

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