|Study location||United Kingdom, Bristol, City Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
Good grades in English
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.
Entry is based upon portfolio and ability. Successful applicants are generally those with the strongest portfolios. For guidance on what to include in your portfolio, watch our portfolio advice video
Applicants demonstrating commitment to and knowledge of the subject on their application form are invited to a selection session where they will be required to present a collection of their creative work to demonstrate a good practical ability in and understanding of their chosen field.
The selection session will provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate their
communication, interaction and analytical skills
You should bring a portfolio of your creative work to the interview. The emphasis is on quality rather than quantity. You should be able to show evidence of drawing and staff will be looking for quality of ideas and evidence of creativity. It is essential to include sketch and ideas books. The programme is looking for ‘makers’ who are prepared to work independently and who are self-motivated.
Interviews typically take place between November and March, according to when you apply.
BA(Hons) Illustration encourages you to create and develop your own personal visual language. Problem-solving through drawing and making is core.
You’ll be based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of the City Campus. Exceptional facilities and resources include industry standard digital media studios and production and fabrication workshops.
Explore a range of media and deepen your awareness of the traditions of illustration through theoretical studies. Build an awareness of the professional world and develop core skills through individual experimentation.
Innovation and individualism are celebrated. Investigate potential places for your work and test yourself against industry expectations through live briefs and externally judged national and international competitions.
City Campus is a creative powerhouse that spans the city of Bristol and is made up of Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.
Our strong industry links with the thriving city of Bristol ensure input from illustrators and creatives. Visits from respected practitioners will keep you up to date with contemporary illustration practice.
Attend lectures and seminars at the Arnolfini and Watershed and work in our production and fabrication workshops, equipped with traditional tools and the latest technology.
Our graduates go on to work across all areas of the creative industries.
They are film directors, set designers, art/creative directors, illustration agents, visualisers, designers, model-makers, animators, storyboard artists, puppeteers, theatrical/film costume and prop designers.
Past students work as:
Animator/filmmaker at Arthur Cox
Model/puppet-maker at Aardman Animation
Prop-maker for Harry Potter Film Franchise
Creative Director at Landor Associates
Art Editor at NoBrow
Artist at Damien Hirst Studios
Art Editor at MacMillan Publishers.
Others establish successful freelance careers as illustrators.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.