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Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £10,000 per year

Tuition fees for EU/EEA candidates vary from £4,500 to £9,500 per year
depending on the course and are still subject to confirmation for 2012/13

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Expenses, accommodation, working etc. 


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.

Career opportunities

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
art editorial.

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,
  • advertising,
  • publishing,
  • animation,
  • 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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

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

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States