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Illustration, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Illustration programme at the University for the Creative Arts makes you investigate these concepts through drawing, text, sequential design, book production, moving image, printmaking, three-dimensional craft and creative writing. 

Alongside learning these essential craft skills, you will also develop a personal style, learn self-promotion skills and business knowledge that will enable you to network confidently and find a career in illustration as soon as you graduate. 

Based in spacious studios equipped with a diverse range of analogue and digital resources, you’ll also have access to extensive facilities on campus for printmaking, book production, animation, ceramics, digital printing, 3D design, textiles, photography and video, reflecting the evolving nature of contemporary illustration. 

Outcomes

On the BA (Hons) Illustration degree you’ll be taught through studio-based projects and workshops, supported by regular tutorials and group reviews. There’s also a lively programme of visiting speakers, practical skills-based workshops, pop-up exhibitions and external visits. 

The course reflects trends in the creative industries for illustrators to be collaborative and flexible, initiating new opportunities for shared and individual work. 

Our Illustration course benefits from a wide range of well-established industry links which give our students the opportunity to get involved with external competitions, shows and live projects, as well as producing promotional work. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Professional Practice 1: Destination
  • Drawing
  • Narrative
  • Context and Theory
  • Documentary
  • Professional Practice 2: Platform
  • Exhibition
  • Critical Analysis and Research
  • Study Abroad (optional)

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements* for this course are:One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.
  • And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 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.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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