• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Graphic Design (Illustration) (Hons) course from De Montfort University  will prepare you in all aspects of graphic design and illustration to prosper in the exciting, everchanging creative industry. You will work towards building a professional creative portfolio that will showcase your unique visual voice. 

The Graphic Design (Illustration) degree is taught in alliance with the Graphic Design degree, with module specific teaching to develop a more personal visual language.

Graphic designers and illustrators need to be curious innovators and follow a reflective and explorative design process. They need to understand and engage audience. The Graphic Design (Illustration) course will build both your Graphic Design industry skills and develop your own personal visual style. You will be taught how to interpret briefs, identify and solve problems to create innovative design illustration solutions.

On the Graphic Design (Illustration) course you will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with an extensive range of media and craft skills, taught by expert practitioners. Working on projects that will allow your creativity and talent to thrive over all print, digital and analogue media, platforms.

Though our close relationships with industry you will be set live projects giving enabling you to have work selected and published.

Graduate Careers

Graduates can be found working at some of today’s top design agencies and businesses including Google, Sony Playstation, Disney Studios, Landor Associaties, Yahoo, Adtrak, GlaxoSmithKline, Burberry, Next, Warner Music and Fontshop, Cite, Bulb Studios and more.

They work throughout the graphic communication sector as staff designers, consultants or freelancers, in areas such as information, advertising, promotional design, and interactive and multimedia design.

This course is designed to lead into global careers in UX (User Experience) Design, UI (User Interface) design, web design and development, app design, graphic design, animation and motion graphics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years with placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Studies: Context and Communication
  • Image Making for Illustration 
  • Media and Communication Technology for Illustration
  • Integrated Graphic Studies
  • Major Negotiated Pathway Project
  • Creative Competition Projects
  • Applied Professional Practice Studies

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with Art and Design at grade C or above or
    • Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
  • Plus five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent.
  • Alternative qualifications include:

    • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE Art and Design course with at least 15 credits in Art and Design at merit. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
    • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points including Art and Design at higher level grade 5 or
    • Art and Design Foundation Diploma: Pass
  • Portfolio Required: You will also need a good portfolio according to the course guidelines as part of your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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