36 months
17700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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If you want to turn your interest and passion for image making, drawing and creative ideas into an exciting and fully formed professional creative career, then this Illustration and Animation (Hons) programme from Coventry University may be for you.  

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This Illustration and Animation (Hons) programme from Coventry University  encourages experimentation and play so you can develop your unique portfolio that reflects your ideal career in the arts. Our course focuses on four key areas of your growth: research, development, portfolio and professional practice.

This course aims to start with a programme of traditional and digital technology workshops. Here, you can learn transferable skills and how to use a wide range of tools to bring your ideas to life. You will also take a deeper look into illustration through practical and useful research and develop your professional portfolio. A series of business and marketing materials aim to guide you through the steps you’ll need to take after graduation to have a successful and sustained career in Illustration.

The course will guide you through a diverse range of practical projects. We use a contemporary and interdisciplinary teaching approach to the subject by engaging you in an array of materials, processes and technologies. These include, but are not limited to, traditional drawing skills, numerous printing methods, digital software, moving image and 3D sculptural work. The interconnection of multi-disciplinary activities makes this an ideal Illustration course if you want to develop your practice into other areas.

Employment opportunities in illustration are varied. Previous graduates have gone on to work in editorial illustration, fashion, advertising, comic books, theatre, TV and film production, children’s picture books, textile design, professional artists, arts management, curatorship, art direction, games art and animation, teaching and study at postgraduate level.

Careers and opportunities

The course is creative and exciting and offers a wide range of employability destinations, both in its own right, as well as underpinning many other creative professions.

After studying, students go on to work in the following areas: freelance editorial illustration, fashion, advertising, comic books, tv and film production, children’s picture books, textiles and homewares design, artists, art direction, games art and animation, teaching and study at postgraduate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Socially Engaged Illustration
  • Material and Style
  • Illustration in Context
  • Online Presence
  • Illustration Play
  • Narrative Illustration
  • Professional Presentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level: BBC to include at least one Art or Design subject.
  • BTEC: DMM in an Art or Design subject.
  • IB Diploma: 29 points to include visual arts or design technology at Higher Level.
  • GCSE requirement: Minimum five graded 9-4 including English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 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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