Develop your creative skill set by studying our illustration degree programme with emerging digital and commercial disciplines. Benefit from our industry-standard facilities, including the latest Adobe software, and learn from experienced lecturers. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
Illustrators are usually commissioned to create drawings that tell a story, message or idea for a variety of brands, advertisements, books, magazines, packaging and more. It can be an exciting varied role that puts creativity at the heart of your career.
At Farnborough, you will work on live industry briefs, design work placements and enter international design competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects in up-to-date Apple Mac studios.
This course explores a number of areas of illustration; from editorial and character design to comic books and book cover design. You will develop a portfolio to industry standard, preparing you for your transition into employment or further study.
This new degree will launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation.
✓ Degrees awarded by the prestigious University of Surrey
✓ Nationally-recognised HNC/Ds awarded by Pearson
✓ Small campus experience where you won’t get lost in the crowd
✓ Dynamic new University Centre building and Study Centre
✓ Cash bursary of up to £2k for those students/courses that are eligible
✓ Welcoming environment for both mature students and college leavers
✓ Work-focused qualifications that link to the needs of the workplace
✓ Recognition of prior learning and experiences mean you could join a degree in the second or third year
✓ Graduation ceremony to share your successes
This programme is suited to those with a passion for art who would like to specialise in illustration. This degree is the perfect area to study if you are looking to further your skills or retrain in the commercial creative industry. This course has been set up to provide you with a vocationally relevant qualification in the dynamic world of commercial illustration. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course; be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. It may also be possible for you to join this course in its second or third year following relevant qualifications and/or experience in the workplace.
The first year of this degree focuses on exploring illustration practices, visual practices and sequential Illustration. In your second year you will explore narrative illustration, editorial illustration and motion graphics. You will also undertake a work placement to develop your on-the-job confidence, experience and skill set. The final year of your degree focuses on your specialism through your major project as well as undertaking industry competition briefs.
|Fee Per Year||£8000|
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
You will be taught in a series of practical lectures and workshops, with supporting theory lectures.
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes in class tests, practical work, coursework, assignments, examination, practical demonstrations, and production report and project presentations.
There are a wide number of careers where your new Illustration degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to your Illustration degree include:
Jobs where your Illustration degree would be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code - ILL1
Institution Code - F66
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.