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MAIllustration: Authorial Practice

Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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falmouth.ac.uk/illustrationma 

Overview

Develop your own voice on this unique illustration course -the only one of its kind with a specific academic focus on authorial practice. You’ll learn to see your work as an evolving practice rather than as a response to an already defined concept or brief, as you challenge and re-evaluate your work with the help of teaching staff who are experienced practitioners.

As your authorial voice develops and you learn to identify your audience. you’ll also be encouraged to take an entrepreneurial approach, thinking creatively about the outlets and options for your work. This professionalism is aided by the course’s close relationship with independent publisher Atlantic Press 0. offering you opportunities to gain direct experience in the many aspects of producing and publishing graphic literature.

At the heart of this studio-based course is a belief that there’s a need to reassert the characteristics of personal origination, ownership. storytelling and literary ideas within the medium of illustration. We’ll help you gain the confidence to take ownership of your work, and you’ll develop new ideas and concepts driven by your desire to create a distinct, original. authorial voice.

You’ll explore narrative and storytelling as defined by your developing voice. working on longer-term projects across a variety of mediums that suit your interests — including children’s books, graphic novels. digital work and screen-based production. The course will also engage you with current ideas and thinking related to notions of authorship, encouraging you to draw inspiration from a diverse range of influences, providing further personal insight and direction for your practice.

Programme structure

This is a one-year course delivered over 45 weeks and divided into three 15-week study blocks. Alternatively, you can study part-time over two years, totalling 90 weeks.

Over the course of the year you’ll be required to produce a sequence of three negotiated practical projects based on personal authorial illustration work.

The lecture and seminar series Illustration Discourses supports the practical work, running concurrently with a research journal, which builds connections and the opportunity to reflect on practice. You’ll be expected to demonstrate progression; indicating the research, analysis, reflection and investigation necessary for the development of a successful and distinctive authorial illustration practice.

You’ll also produce two analytical essays and deliver a presentation exploring areas of personal interest within the authorial context relating to your practice. These will show a consideration of audience awareness and the processes and development of your practice. In order to develop self-reliance the course allows you a good deal of freedom to develop your projects.

Career opportunities

Potential careers include:

o Commissioned or self-published illustrator
o Art director or creative director
o Illustration residencies
o Curatorial roles
o Teaching
o Further study

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

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

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States