The BA Illustration (Hons) degree at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a studio-based course aimed at students with an enthusiasm for drawing and practical creativity of all kinds. Illustrators make artwork to commission for a variety of creative disciplines. We have a very broad definition of the materials and processes you can use in the pursuit of innovative and challenging illustration. You can draw, paint, collage, print and photograph, you can also animate, and use 3D materials or digital media.
Year 1 (Year 2 if you have entered via the Foundation route) will introduce you to creative thinking strategies, as well as workshop skills such as printmaking, and a variety of drawing processes. Year 2 (Year 3 if you have entered via the Foundation route) allows you to explore your own working practice in greater depth and investigates how to apply your skills to a range of industry standard briefs. These include editorial, design, advertising and publishing projects.
In your final year you will aim to develop an individually directed portfolio of illustration, and create images for live projects such as the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, D&AD Student Design Awards, and the Association of Illustrators Images Award. You will also exhibit your final year work in public at the University and at external events such as the D&AD New Blood Exhibition in London.
The BA Illustration (Hons) degree from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is designed to help students create a portfolio of work so that they can work as independent illustrators or artists. Graduates find employment within a range of related creative industries, including animation, graphic design, fine art and arts education.
You will have the opportunity to spend a year or a semester studying overseas. In recent years students have chosen to study part of their course in Sydney, Australia. There are also opportunities to study in a range of European countries through the ERASMUS programme. International students from USA and Europe regularly study alongside our students via a module or year exchange programme.
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- Creative Thinking
- Communication Craft Skills
- Design: Culture and Society
- Applied Illustration
- Graphic Communication in Context
- Professional Practice
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Graphic Design Liberal Arts View 584 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
- Applicants are required to attend a Selection Day when they will be interviewed with a portfolio.
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International12700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.