48 months
14400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Illustration and Visual Communication with Foundation (Honours) programme at the University of Westminster  is designed to provide you with an introduction to our range of subject areas, and to prepare you for the discipline of your choice. 

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The Illustration and Visual Communication with Foundation (Honours) programme at the University of Westminster  will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, opening up new perspectives on the key debates within the field. It begins in the first semester with the development of fundamental Art and Design skills, as well as practical exploration across all of the disciplines in our Art and Design foundation programme. In the second semester, you are encouraged to specialise in your own discipline and are supported at this stage by tutors from your host course. You will also benefit from workshops in our high-end facilities, and from working with leading academics who will encourage you to become a confident and creative thinker. Your practical development is accompanied by modules in both semesters on foundational academic skills – skills that will be essential as you progress to your chosen full degree.

Job roles

Many of our graduates operate independently as freelance, self-employed practitioners or work collaboratively in small business cooperatives, often with students they met during their course. 

Students have progressed on to job roles including:

  • Animator
  • Art director
  • Art therapist (requiring further training)
  • Company manager
  • Event manager
  • Gallerist
  • Graphic designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animation, time-based media and story-boarding
  • Computer-generated imagery and software training
  • Digital art and technologies
  • Figure Drawing
  • Location study and field trips
  • Printmaking and surface design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Levels – DD (48 UCAS Tariff points)
  • International Baccalaureate – 48 UCAS Tariff points from the IB
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – PPP
  • BTEC Diploma – MP
  • Access – 48 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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