|Study location||United Kingdom|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£10,000 per year
Tuition fees for EU/EEA candidates vary from £4,500 to £9,500 per year
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS (6.0 in Writing); TOEFL 600 paper-based, 100 internet-based
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
A portfolio presentation will be required. Presenting your portfolio is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment and self-motivation, and to discuss aspects of the course.
A good undergraduate degree (2:2) in a creative arts discipline.
Integrating theory and practice, this MA will equip you with the
entrepreneurial and commercial skills to assist your practice to reach
its full potential, coupled with the practical and intellectual skills
required to thrive as a practicing artist. The course will promote
engagement with a diverse range of creative ideas and possibilities,
from traditional illustration techniques including drawing and
printmaking, to digital and lens-based activities. Ideal for those of
you who wish to further explore the art of illustration and visual
communication, this MA will inspire and encourage you to create
innovative solutions to demanding industry briefs.
You’ll benefit from the expertise of our BAFTA and Association of
Illustrators award winning tutors, who aim to provide a stimulating
and interdisciplinary postgraduate culture relevant to your individual
needs. With an emphasis on professional practice, we will support
you to develop your personal technique and style, whilst underpinning
your creativity with a strong awareness of industry techniques.
Illustration is predominantly a freelance activity, but the fresh,
progressive thinking and the exploitation of diverse image making that
we encourage can be applied to a diverse variety of career options.
The primary route of an MA Illustration graduate would be to
freelance in the following areas: Editorial Illustration, Children’s
Picture Books, Reportage Illustration, Sequential Narrative (such as
graphic novels, comics, story boards for film), picture editing, and
Professional illustrators are in increasing demand as the media
industry expands, and are sought across the range of multimedia
disciplines, in print media, books, advertising, television and
Career paths also include:
- graphic design,
- studio management and art direction,
- television and design group practice.
Successful completion of the course would also allow for progression
on to further study including MPhil and PhD.