|Study location||United Kingdom, Farnham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
You may be asked to come to an Applicant Day and interview, and submit a portfolio demonstrating your approach to illustration and the communication of ideas. A range of formats will be accepted, including websites, moving image, sound, and 2D and 3D work, as well as examples of your writing, observational and experimental drawing, project work, idea development, sketchbooks, research and reflective journals or blogs. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you apply.
Our long-established and renowned BA (Hons) Illustration course has a strong reputation for visual narrative and documentary, underpinned by an understanding that the best illustration is based on exciting, original ideas.
You’ll investigate these concepts through drawing, text, sequential design, book production, moving image, printmaking, three-dimensional craft and creative writing.
Alongside learning these essential craft skills, you will also develop a personal style, learn self-promotion skills and business knowledge that will enable you to network confidently and find a career as soon as you graduate.
Based in spacious studios equipped with a diverse range of analogue and digital resources, you’ll also have access to extensive facilities on campus for printmaking, book production, animation, ceramics, digital printing, 3D design, textiles, photography and video, reflecting the evolving nature of contemporary illustration.
The course content and delivery on our BA (Hons) Illustration course reflects recent trends in the creative industries for illustrators to be collaborative and flexible, initiating new opportunities for shared and individual work.
You’ll be taught largely through studio-based projects and workshops, supported by regular tutorials and group reviews. There’s also a lively programme of visiting speakers, practical skills-based workshops, pop up exhibitions and external visits.
Our Illustration course benefits from a wide range of well-established industry links which give our students the opportunity to get involved with external competitions, shows and live projects, as well as producing promotional work.
To add a deeper range of insight, our course attracts a variety of guest speakers such as Tony Morrison, Graham Rawle, Robert Sae-Heng, Olivier Kugler, The Association of Illustrators, Owen Gildersleeve and Isabel Greenberg.
These individuals, along with many others, help to provide specialist industry knowledge as well as networking opportunities.
The course benefits from a wide range of industry links with the likes of the Association of Illustrators, Ambit Magazine, The V&A, The Pound Shop, The Folio Society, Philosophers Magazine, BABE Artists Book Fair and Far Far Away Books.
Many of our graduates become self-employed designers, makers or practitioners, setting up their own businesses and also taking freelance commissions. Others pursue positions within galleries and curatorships, or enter teaching roles.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.