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BA (Hons)Illustration

University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
United Kingdom, Farnham
UCA Farnham United Kingdom, UCA Farnham Falkner Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7DS
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uca.ac.uk/study/courses/ba-illustration 

Overview

Our long-established and renowned BA (Hons) Illustration course has a strong reputation for visual narrative and documentary, underpinned by an understanding that the best illustration is based on exciting, original ideas.

You’ll investigate these concepts through drawing, text, sequential design, book production, moving image, printmaking, three-dimensional craft and creative writing.

Alongside learning these essential craft skills, you will also develop a personal style, learn self-promotion skills and business knowledge that will enable you to network confidently and find a career as soon as you graduate.

Based in spacious studios equipped with a diverse range of analogue and digital resources, you’ll also have access to extensive facilities on campus for printmaking, book production, animation, ceramics, digital printing, 3D design, textiles, photography and video, reflecting the evolving nature of contemporary illustration.

The course content and delivery on our BA (Hons) Illustration course reflects recent trends in the creative industries for illustrators to be collaborative and flexible, initiating new opportunities for shared and individual work.

You’ll be taught largely through studio-based projects and workshops, supported by regular tutorials and group reviews. There’s also a lively programme of visiting speakers, practical skills-based workshops, pop up exhibitions and external visits.

Our Illustration course benefits from a wide range of well-established industry links which give our students the opportunity to get involved with external competitions, shows and live projects, as well as producing promotional work.

To add a deeper range of insight, our course attracts a variety of guest speakers such as Tony Morrison, Graham Rawle, Robert Sae-Heng, Olivier Kugler, The Association of Illustrators, Owen Gildersleeve and Isabel Greenberg.

These individuals, along with many others, help to provide specialist industry knowledge as well as networking opportunities.

The course benefits from a wide range of industry links with the likes of the Association of Illustrators, Ambit Magazine, The V&A, The Pound Shop, The Folio Society, Philosophers Magazine, BABE Artists Book Fair and Far Far Away Books.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates become self-employed designers, makers or practitioners, setting up their own businesses and also taking freelance commissions. Others pursue positions within galleries and curatorships, or enter teaching roles.

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
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States