BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Illustration

What will I learn?

(This course is subject to validation from University of Brighton)

Our BA Illustration course will provide you with a foundation to build your professional career as an Illustrator or in a related industry. It will provide you with a thorough grounding in key concepts and practical skills and encourage you to adopt a creative approach throughout the three years. Once you graduate you will be equipped with a set of skills and personal qualities that will help you stand out in the professional world.

You will have the opportunity to be individual, innovative and questioning. The course has breadth, embracing a wide range of approaches and media, working in a range of contexts such as editorial, illustration, or sequential narrative.

During the course you will study a range of topics including:

  • Visual Communication
  • Sequential Illustration
  • Print and Process
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Contextual Studies
  • Drawing
  • Process and Production
  • Studio Practice
  • Professional Practice: Work placement
  • Illustration Workshops
  • Studio Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Diploma Show

What could I progress on to?

Once you have graduated from the course you could launch yourself into the industry as a freelance illustrator, gallery curator, illustrate childrenÂ’s books, train to become a teacher, gain experience as an art technician or study for a Masters degree.

Past students have undertaken work placements at Coley Porter Bell an organised Alternative Fashion, an illustration event using paper clothing.

Additional Course Details for 17/18

  • Course code 16643Y1
    Course name BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Illustration Year 1
    Campus Station Plaza
    Study mode Full-Time
    Days Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri
    Start date 25/09/17
    Duration 30 week (s)

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Vocational Level 1

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