The Illustration (Hons) program offered by University of Gloucestershire is all about drawing stories. During this program you can undertake essential work experience and direct your own projects. Visual storytelling connects many aspects of illustration production, from the graphic novel to children’s books, storyboards and animation.
In your first year you’ll develop skills in life and location drawing, printmaking, specialist techniques and animation.
In your second and third years you’ll take your work to a professional level through modules such as Sequential Illustration which focuses on using drawn images to create visual narratives such as comics and graphic novels. You’ll also begin preparing for industry, developing your expertise in self-publishing and promotion. You’ll be equipped with the creative, technical and enterprise skills you need to progress into the creative industries on graduation.
You'll explore a range of print and production options through practical learning and creative assignments. These include publishing, exhibiting, selling products and attending book fairs.
You’ll gain first-hand experience through a work placement. Students have recently worked with ELCAF (East London Comic & Arts Festival), London Book Fair, BD Angouleme, Cheltenham Illustration Awards and Cheltenham Literature Festival. They’ve also worked with Cheltenham Festivals to produce illustrations for global children's book publisher Walker Books.
- Self-published illustrator
- Creative Entrepreneur
- Game artist animation
- Graphic designer
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Introduction To Illustration
- Illustrative Skills
- Introduction to Animation
- The Professional Illustrator
- Illustration for Children
- Sequential Illustration
- Narrative Animation
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Graphic Design View 252 other Masters in Graphic Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Need to have, or be studying for, a NQF level 3 qualification – that's A-level/BTEC/Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.
- Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
International14680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14680 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Cheltenham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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