Success in the field of Illustration depends on the creation of a unique visual signature, an understanding of the need to adapt to market needs, self motivation, independence and the ability to contextualise one’s practice. The MA in Illustration/Time Based Narration facilitates the practitioner’s understanding of their place in the field of illustration and related fields, whilst continuing to enhance their abilities, both conceptually and technically. Whilst technological change is welcome, traditionally it is narrative that lies at the heart of illustration and it is what continues to make it endure. It is this understanding of traditional values combined with the application of emerging technologies that identify the contemporary, professional illustrator.
Reasons to choose Illustration/Time Based Narration MA degree
The staff at Coventry come from a wide range of successful illustration practices, offering you their professional insight, extensive experience and technical acumen. Should you wish to expand your illustration practice into the fields of illustration for publication, storyboarding, animation, conceptual design or computer generated imagery, they will offer you the opportunity to excel in both a challenging and supportive environment.
National and international graduate career prospects are many and varied and include education, curation, film and television, print and publishing, animation, film, scientific and technical illustration, storyboarding and character generation all in 2d and 3d for traditional and emergent media. Graduates may also wish to continue their studies at PhD level.
The Illustration/Time Based Narration MA is designed for those who want to enhance their existing professional portfolio and their understanding of current illustration practice.
Students will be offered the chance to expand their skills into the realms of computer generated imagery, publishing and animation; expanding definitions of the genre through practical illustration projects, with the support of established illustration practitioners. The successful applicant should be willing to engage in the discussion of their own practice and that of their peers and to contribute to the field of contemporary illustration.