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BA (Hons)Fine Art and Illustration (Sandwich)

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry
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Overview

Based firmly on studio experimentation and practice, this exciting degree exploits the synergy and crossover potential of the disciplines of fine art and illustration within a historical, professional, cultural and contemporary context, successfully blending traditional personal creative investigation with modern day commercial art.
We will encourage you to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful, aiming to prepare you for the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding and globally-competitive world. You will have the opportunity to graduate as an illustrator-artist with the creative, critical, reflective and technical skills to develop innovative, idiosyncratic and imaginative forms of visual communication.

For over 150 years, our creative community has played a major role in shaping cultural, political and social lives all over the world. Our graduates have won animation Oscars, Turner Prizes in portraiture, Academy Award nominations, Penguin book cover prizes, D&AD and Sky Arts awards. You will be taught by practising illustrators, artists, art historians and writers, who have produced commissions for The Guardian, Virgin, Marmite, Ted Baker, Mixmag and Channel 4. They have exhibited at the Prague Biennale, the Royal Academy of Arts, Kwangju Biennale in South Korea and the Conflux Festival in New York and their work can be found in collections such as the Arts Council of Great Britain, Tate Britain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum Beelden aan Zee in the Netherlands.

Career opportunities

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to produce professional outputs which can be exhibited in public and used to target publishers, agents, media organisations, competitions and potential employers.

There are a vast number of career paths that can emerge from a degree in Fine Art and Illustration, for example, our students increasingly adopt a portfolio approach to their careers, working on a freelance or commissioned basis. They have gone on to work as practising artists, freelance illustrators, gallery curators, designers and teachers. Patrick Simkins, now a freelance artist himself, went on to work as an official ‘BT Storyteller’ artist for the London Olympics and Paralympic Games very soon after graduating.

We aim to teach you the skills to develop independent thought, innovation, imagination, critical reflection and confidence in your practice, as well as transferrable skills suitable for employment across the full breadth of the creative industries. Whether your career goals include publishing or exhibiting, working for clients or as a self-sufficient artist or all of them – you should be able to apply your skills in a variety of contexts and do so with confidence.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2021

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States