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Illustration MA-PgD-PgC - At the institution - Hatfield - Hertfordshire
It aims to help develop your skills and creativity as a designer and prepares you for work as a design professional in UK, European and Global contexts.
This is an existing course taught by design professionals.
The MA Art and Design Programme aims to provide you with an understanding of the cutting-edge of Illustration and related disciplines. It helps you develop your creative potential as an illustrator and provides you with the entrepreneurial skills to work as a successful practitioner.
The course gives you an opportunity to explore a range of media in the fields of illustration and looks at the, role of illustration in new and traditional media. You will be encouraged to explore illustration and its relationships with fine art and digital media. The globalisation of media has provided the illustrator with a wide range of traditions on which to draw and particular attention is given to western and non-western conventions in the discipline. The course also provides an opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the use of narrative story-telling and its relationship to illustration as well as illustrative conventions in children’s and adult literature, comics and other media.
Particular emphasis is given to helping you acquire the entrepreneurial and commercial skills necessary to develop your work to its full potential and to advance your career through effective contacts with media industries. Emphasis is also given to professional practice.
Our staff are experienced in research, industry and professional practice. You will also benefit from contributions from visiting fashion designers and design professionals, as well as from involvement with our international exhibitions programme. We also have close links with a wide range of industry partners and contribute to major national and international events in the fashion industry.
This course would be of interest to illustrators as well as applied and fine artists or graphic designers wishing to expand their portfolio of skills and expertise, and those looking for career opportunities in related fields.
There are work related learning opportunities in this course. Careers
Particular emphasis is given to providing you with the skills necessary to further your career an illustrator. The course is designed to help you understand and work within the contemporary industrial environment and particular attention is given to helping you acquire entrepreneurial skills. Teaching methods
This course is designed to help you develop your practice and give you the skills recovery to further your career in industry both in the UK and abroad. The course includes practice based modules where you will explore and develop your work as an illustrator. It also contains course or research skills, entrepreneurialism and professional practice. The final part of the course enables you to complete a major project.