BA (Hons) Illustration
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
Study this illustration degree and you'll learn practical techniques to develop your practice beyond drawing, including paint and print. You will consider how to use your illustrations in a creative setting, as well as how to apply them in a commercial space such as an advertising campaign.
You will be highly creative, a story teller and be passionate about drawing and illustration. You will want to see your ideas as a finished product and provide working solutions to conceptual problems.
You'll study topics such as character design, commercial illustration and developing a narrative, all from tutors who've worked in the industry on both a commissioned and freelance basis.
64 UCAS points
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
You will be invited to an interview and portfolio check as part of the application process.
What will I learn?
- Introduction to Illustration
- Narrative and Sequential Development
- Figure Drawing
- 3D Visualisation
- Personal and Professional Development 1
- Commercial Illustration Practice 1
- Contextual Studies
- Character Design and Development
- Digital Story Telling
- Processes and Practice
- Personal and Professional Development 2
- Commercial Illustration Practice 2
- Contemporary Influences
- Project Proposal
- Project Development
- Commercial Realisation
- Reflective Practice
How is the course taught?
- Studio practice
- Specialist workshops
- Guest speakers
- Independent research
How am I assessed?
- Progress file
You will have the opportunity to undertake live briefs from industry. Previous students have worked on projects for companies such as Channel 4, Live Theatre and Penguin Books.
Where can I progress?
There are a number of career opportunities open to you once you complete your course. You might decide to go into editorial illustration, fashion illustration or book illustration. Or you might explore careers within graphic design, print making or textile design. If you wish to continue your studies you may choose to undertake a relevant Masters degree or PGCE if you want to go into teaching.
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.