University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate

Illustration (Swansea College of Art)

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Course summary

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The Illustration programme here at Swansea reflects and embraces the diverse nature of contemporary illustration. It will encourage you to challenge the concept of what illustration can be, and help you to pursue personal directions in your work, whether traditional, 2D, 3D, digital or motion-based illustration.

Course details


The programme is divided into modules consisting of coursework that is a portfolio based and presentation-based practical work. Student contact consists of studio work, lectures, workshops, tutorials and presentations.

Assessment method

Feedback on project work takes place throughout the course in the form of frequent tutorials (both individual and group), seminars and critiques. This process is integral to the course and provides a continuous verbal commentary to the students on their practical work and associated research throughout the development of all of their projects. Final assessment in the form of visual portfolio, exhibition, research/ideas book/blog, or presentation is used at the end of each module to provide the students with a formal mark. All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding in the form of practical project work. All practical work is project based. Contextual Practice is also assessed on coursework in the form of essays and constitutes 20 credits of your 120 credit coursework during years 1 & 2, with the dissertation also constituting 20 credits of your final year’s 120. Continuous verbal commentary to students throughout their project work is integral to the course.

How to apply

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Dynevor, Swansea
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Illustration (Swansea College of Art) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS