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.
Graphic Design (Illustration) graduate Jack landed a two-book deal with Kings Road Publishing thanks to his final-year project, The Mega Meltdown, a book about ice age animals such as the woolly mammoth, sabre tooth tiger and giant sloths.
He said: "DMU gives students lots of support in establishing yourself as a self-employed freelancer, which was really helpful for me. My tutors were great too. They didn't just stand up and give a lecture, they’d come around while you're working, talk to you about your projects, and give you advice."
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- 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
- 36 months
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DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Graphic Design View 585 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
- 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
Alternative qualifications include:
International14750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14750 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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