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Illustration (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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In the Illustration (Hons) programme from the University of the Arts London (UAL), you will be encouraged to develop an ambition for your own practice founded on subject knowledge and which challenges the position of the illustrator within commercial, social, political and cultural contexts.

What to expect

  • To explore the wider territory of the discipline while gaining an understanding of key illustration principles, themes and debates
  • To investigate ideas and issues through seminar discussions, presentations and written assignments
  • To test your ideas through evaluation of your practical work and writing
  • To define your way of working using skills and experiences developed through workshops, technical inductions, tutorials and seminars
  • To explore authorship and the reproduced image
  • To identify audiences for your work
  • To consider how you can make your work visible in a ‘real world’ context through end of year exhibitions
  • To examine your identity as an illustrator, whilst planning and realising practical projects
  • To have your ideas tested through evaluation of your practical and written work
  • To investigate ideas and issues through seminar discussions, presentations and writing
  • To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops that include printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, plastic, ceramics, wood and metalwork. View the Camberwell facilities

Work experience and opportunities

Our students gain first-hand experience through course projects with leading organisations and businesses. These have included Adidas, Channel 4, Dorling-Kindersley, The Guardian and MTV.

Students can also study abroad in the second year of their degree as part of the college's Erasmus scheme.


BA Illustration graduates go on to work in advertising, animation, curating, film, journalism, motion graphics, photography, publishing and teaching. Many others go on to postgraduate study.

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:

  • Introduction to Illustration
  • Exploratory practice
  • Core Practice
  • Expanded practice
  • Expanded practice and points of departure

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above
  • Merit, Pass, Pass (MPP) at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)

    Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 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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