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Bachelor of Illustration (Hons)
Bachelor of Illustration (Hons)

Bachelor of Illustration (Hons)

  • ID:UH440089
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Fees (GBP)

* Initial supplies, Screenprinting ink, Printing

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

This multi-award-winning course will give you a thorough grounding and understanding of the commercial applications of illustration. Our aim is to develop creative thinkers and visual communicators who aren’t confined by the conventional boundaries of the industry. We encourage you to think imaginatively to develop engaging and purposeful ideas, and to execute them beautifully.

The First Year is about core skills and finding the right pathway. Teaching guides you to be creative, generate ideas and solve problems, with workshops in software, typography and printmaking. Later, we focus on professional projects, emphasising commercial constraints and expectations. We also explore areas like digital design, interaction and motion graphics. In the Final Year you’ll produce a high-quality portfolio.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Visual Communication, 45 Credits, Compulsory
  • Visual Thinking: Histories, Theories and Context, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Essentials Part 1, 45 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Contextualising Contemporary Practice, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Essentials Part 2, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Studio Practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Professional Development, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Commissions, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Professional Work Experience 15: Design, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Professional Work Experience 30: Design, 30 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Year Abroad, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Advanced Practice Pt 1, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Illustration Advanced Practice Pt 2, 60 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graphic Design and Illustration L6 Degree Essay, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sandwich Year (Creative Arts), 0 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Recent Illustration graduates are working in all areas of the creative industries in the UK and abroad. Encouragement is given to the development of versatility, leading to a wide range of career opportunities in design and illustration in the fields of publishing, marketing and publicity, and advertising as well as freelance illustration.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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