Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth


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Course summary

This course develops professional skills within the creative field of illustration, including graphic design and communications. The structure and teaching on the course builds confidence and challenges thinking to enable you to respond, create, invent, explore, and resolve ideas. In our busy studios you will work on individual and collaborative projects and live client briefs. You will begin with an exploration of the illustrative genres, figure and character work, books, book binding, layout, typography, and digital photography. You will work in Adobe Creative Suite as well as discovering new technical processes and build your experience through work-based learning. In the second year you will focus on your strengths, skills, and personal passions to produce work with personality, and start to explore specific markets and genres. At this point you might also determine what areas you want to improve or areas you wish to research, bringing professional and entrepreneurial skills to your illustration. There are critical, contextual, and professional practice modules running alongside the practical work that increase your understanding of theoretical and contemporary design and illustrative contexts; these are designed to help you see yourself as a practising designer/illustrator and to prepare you for possible further study.


Modules Level 4: Introduction to Illustration Thematic Studio Practice Studio Option Technical & Experimental Works Location Practice Research & Context Modules Level 5: Location Response Negotiated Studio Practice 1 Negotiated Studio Practice 2 Collaborative Exhibition Critical & Contextual Studies Professional Practice

Assessment method

Assessments for practical projects take place at the end of each module with a presentation. In a transparent and positive process, feedback and marks are fully explained through discussion.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

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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

Additional fee information

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