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English Language and Illustration, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
Both these subject areas broadly address communication, contemporary society and culture. They provide you with exciting opportunities to combine very different types of learning: alongside academic study and writing in English Language Studies, you will be developing your creative practice in Illustration. 
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Overview

As you progress, you may choose to select modules that maintain a deliberately wide-ranging approach across the two, but there will also be opportunities to develop extended projects in your final year that enable you to bring your interests closer together.

In English Language your critical and intellectual faculties are honed in a variety of teaching and learning contexts. You focus on the socio-cultural aspects of language use and exploration of linguistic and stylistic choices. By your third year you will be carrying out your own independent research projects on aspects of English language as it is used in spoken and written communication   – communication central to the construction of human beings’ identities, and that is as varied, diverse and rich as are its speakers and writers. During the course, there are opportunities for you to undertake work placements, supporting you to recognise and apply the very broad range of transferable skills and competencies that you are developing.

Illustration aims to cover the complete range of illustration genres and forms, including children’s books, editorial and magazine illustration, the graphic novel, reportage, authorial illustration and advertising. With its comprehensive foundation in drawing during students’ first year, it will support development of your work across a wide range of applications encompassing traditional techniques and digital realisation. Cross media projects are encouraged and, in your final year, there is increasing emphasis on growing your knowledge of, and interaction with, professional contexts of illustration. You are taught by lecturers who, themselves, are also professional, published illustrators.

Both subject areas provide opportunities to explore postgraduate study as well as to investigate, with those who are already following them, career paths in teaching, the creative and cultural industries, the media, marketing, PR and other employment sectors in which humanities and arts graduates find work.

English Language Studies and Illustration combined will be for you if your interests lie in the ways in which human beings communicate with one another, how they make sense of their society and cultures, and how communication itself shapes the meanings and ideologies of our world. They will be a good choice if you are looking to combine very different types of learning embracing both practical, creative work in the arts and academic study more conventionally associated with the humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Core modules:
  • Describing English 
  • Drawing for Animators and Illustrators 
  • Image and Text
Module options:
  • The History of the English Language 
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics 
  • Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • French Stage 1 
  • German Stage 1 
  • Spanish Stage 1 
  • Japanese Stage 1 
  • Italian Stage 1 
  • Chinese Mandarin Stage 1 
  • Illustration and Print Making
  • Illustration: Origins and Function

Year 2

Core modules:
  • Approaches to English Language Studies: Critical and Theoretical Matters
Module options:
  • Language and Power 
  • The English Language in the 21st Century 
  • Language Awareness and Analysis in Teaching English as a Foreign Language 
  • Visual Statement 
  • Illustration Forms and Genres 
  • Location Drawing and Reportage

Year 3

Core modules:
  • Contemporary Practice

Module options:

  • World Englishes 
  • Multilingualism Matters
  • Key Concepts and Principles in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Methodology
  • Professional Practice
  • Authorial Practice 
  • Negotiated Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

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.

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