Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

BA (Hons) Illustration, is a practical course that encourages passion, collaboration, risk-taking and playfulness and enables students individual and idiosyncratic creative journey and portfolio development. The course develops four distinct strands of activity (research, development, portfolio, and professional practice) that are scaffolded across the 3 years to produce confident, agile and resilient students well prepared to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding and globally competitive world. The staff team bring their wide range of skills, expertise and current professional practice to their teaching and the course models itself on professional and real-world processes and behaviours. BA (Hons) Illustration is a creative and exciting course that others a wide range of employability destinations, both in its own right, as well as underpinning many other creative professions. After study students go on to work in freelance editorial illustration, fashion, advertising, comic book, tv and film production, children’s picture books, textiles and homeward design, artists, arts management, art direction, games art and animation, teaching and study at postgraduate level. The course promotes interdisciplinary approaches and outcomes, placing these within realistic and professional contexts across all 3 years of the course. Sound pedagogic practice mixed with imaginative delivery and assessment methods will enable you to produce personal and expressive portfolios that demonstrate a high level of communication skill and technical prowess. You will be helped to develop the necessary creativity, critical reflection, curiosity, contextual awareness, professional and entrepreneurial underpinning and practical skills to pursue sustainable professional careers in both home and international contexts. The course enables experimentation across a diverse range of materials and technology including print, digital, 3D, traditional skills and moving image and this fluid engagement in multi-disciplinary activities results in the acquisition of valuable transferable skills You will work on a mix of project briefs set by staff and external clients as well as working on self-initiated tasks, national / international competition opportunities and collaborations with other courses across the faculties of the university and beyond. The course is highly established within this discipline provision in the sector and students from the course have won and/ or been acknowledged in a range of national and international competitions and external opportunities. The course is studied 3 years full time plus an optional study abroad/placement year. The optional year is strong recommended as it contributes to confidence and professionalism in your final year.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
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Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

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