Blackpool and the Fylde College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Commercial Illustration

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Course summary

The Commercial Illustration degree at Blackpool and The Fylde College will help you learn how to translate and communicate your ideas through images across a variety of media including picture books, graphic novels, editorial and advertising illustrations, animation concepts, and surface design. You will develop your visual storytelling skills, cultivate your vision, authorial voice, creative problem-solving abilities, and curiosity. Each year you will also be encouraged to participate in opportunities to visit exhibitions and events to support your study and awareness of the industry. Led by a team of Illustration industry professionals, the aims of the programme are to enable you to acquire knowledge (both subject specific and generic) and a sound critical and contextual awareness of contemporary illustration, enabling you to apply your knowledge and transferrable skills in a wider sphere of commercial enterprise. Blackpool School of Arts has many specialist facilities and resources including state-of-the-art photography studios, photography darkroom, 3D studio and print room. You will also have access to a unique creative environment with contemporary studios, think spaces and a stunning public gallery.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component

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Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1

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Commercial Illustration at Blackpool and the Fylde College - UCAS