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Course summary

This exciting, energetic course will give you the skills you need to capture and communicate ideas through pictures, as well as finding your individual visual voice through experimenting, risk taking and critical reflection. You will explore how your work can be applied across a wide range of contexts, from commercial work to personally driven projects. There will also be the opportunity to develop new skills and different ways of thinking, enabling you to find your own individual, visual voice and prepare you for the ever-changing creative industry. This programme celebrates the synthesis between illustration and other visual communication disciplines and will help you to develop strong student collaborations that aim to reflect industry practice. You will become part of a lively creative community, encouraging the value of peer learning. You will also supplement your learning through an integrated workshop programme that provides the opportunity to work alongside, and be informed by, industry experts from a wide range of disciplines. Live project partnerships have included Tiny Tree Books, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, DanceXchange, Flatpack Film Festival, The Emma Press, Moonpig and Asda. Foundation Year The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills while developing your subject knowledge further to support you to success on your academic path. By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W22F
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Parkside Building Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
83%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
84%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Illustration with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS