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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We’re ranked No.1 in London (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023) within the Graphic Design subject area.
  • 84% of students from this course were in highly skilled employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018).
  • This course produces top graduates who go on to work at the best creative agencies and companies globally, such as Cartoon Network, Nexus, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Blink, Moth Studio and Google.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This course combines illustration and animation, leading to wide-ranging opportunities and a cross- pollination of ideas and skills. You’ll be taught critical thinking, drawing, animation, digital crafts, storytelling methods, and presentation techniques. The course encourages you to learn through making. You’ll have access to all our newly refurbished, industry-standard workshops, enabling you to test and prototype in many combinations. Group and individual assignments will develop your skills in all forms of applied image making. You’ll learn to create and apply content to images to reach diverse audiences. Live projects will develop your understanding of real-world situations. Staff practitioners and alumni networks offer insight and contacts with international creative practice, including optional study visits and placements. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our graduates have progressed to careers in illustration, animation, design direction and production; the scope takes in industries from publishing and broadcast media to film production and game design.


– Studio: Practice and Purpose – Process: Materials and Methods – Presentation: Professional Practice To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios and dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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Illustration Animation at Kingston University - UCAS