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Illustration Honours, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
Illustration is everywhere, it surrounds us, from the books and magazines you read to the packaging on products you buy, to the content you look at online, you will see the incredibly diverse work of professional illustrators. The Illustration Honours courses is offered at Middlesex University. 

About

Why study BA Illustration Honours at Middlesex University?

The Illustration Honours degree is an independent, studio based programme, which looks specifically at illustration as a profession. Few disciplines have such scope to explore the impact of visual communication. As an illustrator, you have the opportunity to be satirical, witty or poignant, to question the political wisdom of the day, to show the absurdities of our everyday lives, to delight and entertain, to describe and inform. When an illustration is working, one cannot imagine the message without it, it becomes an essential part of the communication. We hope our enthusiasm for the subject will enable you to gain a deep understanding and develop a passion for Illustration and that you graduate feeling confident in your ability to become successful in your chosen career.

For our BA Illustration degree we have created a studio space that is lively, stimulating and productive. There is a strong emphasis on drawing, both communicative and expressive, and your drawing skills will be developed through classes in life and observational drawing each week throughout your three years of study. Your individual visual work will be developed through a variety of themed projects and image-making processes including print making, animation, typography, bookbinding and digital media.

Course highlights

  • You will be taught by experienced professional artists
  • We provide each student with an individual work place, something we have identified as essential to the creative happiness of our students
  • We are based in The Grove, an £80m state-of-the-art learning facility with art editing and digital publishing labs
  • Visiting illustrators, agents, publishers and designers come to our campus to show their work and discuss your portfolios - some students will get the opportunity to get work or be published before they graduate
  • In your second and third year, you'll be entered for competitions such as the Macmillan's Children's Book Prize
  • At the end of your degree, you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, which is a great opportunity to show off your talents to creative industry employers
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Careers

On the BA Illustration course there is an emphasis on identifying specialist skills, and equipping students with the knowledge to enable them to set up studios, approach agents or produce websites in order to embark on their future careers. There are specific lectures and visiting illustrators, agents and publishers to inform students of the issues involved. Our students gain work in writing and illustrating children's books, magazine publishing, editorial illustration, advertising and design.

BA Illustration at Middlesex equips you with the specialist skills and knowledge to enable you to set up studios, approach agents or produce websites as you embark on your future career. Typically students gain work in writing and illustrating children's books, magazine publishing, editorial illustration, advertising, design and animation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Year 1

  • Illustration/Graphics: Visual Communication Workshops 1 
  • Introduction to Illustration 
  • Understanding Communication Arts 

Year 2

  • Illustration Practice 
  • Illustration/Graphics: Visual Communication Workshops 2 
  • The Visual Activist 
  • Illustration: Collaborations, Collectives, Research and Professional Development 

Year 3

  • Illustration Major Projects and Portfolio 
  • Critical and Contextual Research Project 
  • Illustration: Professional Practice and Context 

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                6

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              • Minimum required score:

                72

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              General Requirements

              • 112 UCAS points
              • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
              • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
              • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
              • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
              • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.

              Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

              • Entry onto this course requires an interview and a portfolio. Please view the Interviews and portfolio tab for more information.

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                13000 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13000 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 London

              • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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