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BA (Hons) Comics and Concept Art
BA (Hons) Comics and Concept Art

BA (Hons) Comics and Concept Art

  • ID:HIC400004
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£9,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£9,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 112-120, BBC -BBB - An art and design or creative subject which involves drawing, DMM-DDM

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English language and 4/C mathematics

  • Access course tariff: Diploma with 45 credits at merit.

English Requirements

  • All students from non-majority English-speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Course Information

You want to become a comic illustrator or concept artist

You dream of characters and worlds for them to live in. You’re constantly thinking up stories and scenarios that will intrigue, excite and engage your audience. You have a sketch book full of ideas. You want your fans to escape to a world of your creation. You may dream about becoming a freelance comic artist, an independent author or even publishing your own comics. Perhaps your desire is to run your own webcomic series online? You could even become a concept artist working within the animation, games and film industries. This degree keeps all these career options open plus many more. The design, illustration and storytelling skills you’ll gain are in high demand by the sector. Plus, you’ll learn essential transferable skills in pitching ideas, project management, self-promotion and problem solving. Now’s the time to take your passion to the next step, to immerse yourself in your craft and discover your potential.

You want to join the No.1 Animation School in the UK and Europe (and No.3 in the World) acclaimed by The Rookies Awards 2020.

This new course has evolved from our award-winning 2D animation course. Our digital animation programme as a whole, is accredited by The Rookies, SideFX and CILECT. This means, you’ll be joining a department that’s gained industry recognition for training the animators of the future. As well as expert teaching, at Herts, you’ll have access to dedicated PC labs, kitted out with everything you need to bring your creations to life. The Learning Resource Centre contains clones of our animation labs (software and hardware) so if you want to continue your animation studies late at night or during the weekend you can. Plus, you can use our motion capture suite, digital photography and filmmaking equipment to work on your projects. Kickstart your future by joining a reputable course that’s industry focused. 

You want to join an exciting animation community

You want to train under the guidance of experienced animators. To learn from artists and authors in the comics, film and games industries who’ve worked on projects including The Hobbit, Tintin and The Avengers.  We’ll share our experience and unique insight into the animation industry so you can develop your skills with confidence. You’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects to gain a working knowledge of the industry and begin to build a network of industry contacts. When you graduate, we’ll invite you to join our active alumni community, many of whom have senior positions in the animation industry.

UCAS code: W619

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Level 4

  • Introduction to CG, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Applying CG, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Creativity, Concept & Story, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Animated Thinking, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

  • Progressing Character & Concept Art, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Creative Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Comics & Professional Practices, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Moving Visions, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 6

  • Pre-Production for Comics and Concept Art, 30 Credits, Compulsory

  • Professional Practices & Degree Project, 60 Credits, Compulsory

  • Concepts in Motion: Articulated Research & Writing, 30 Credits, Compulsory

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduate with invaluable work experience alongside your degree and stand out from the crowd.  

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your study and CV with a work placement sandwich year. It’s a chance to explore career possibilities, make valuable contacts and gain sought after professional skills.  

Our dedicated Careers and Employment team are here to help guide you through the process. 

If you take up a work placement between your second and third year of study, at the University of Hertfordshire you’ll pay no tuition fee for this year. We’ll ask you to make your decision in your second year, so there is plenty of time to think about it. 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC - $ 624 GBP / per year

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