Illustration at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The course is taught by practising illustrators, designers and researchers in design. They will help you develop your understanding of the relationship between illustration, words and communication.
  • You will study with students from across the Design School, building your own visual language and ‘tools’ in response to briefs in each module.
  • Your learning will be supported by live projects, competitions, lectures and workshops.
About this course This course encourages you to explore and understand the methods and processes at work in contemporary illustration. It challenges preconceptions about illustration and design. You will be asked to consider what? how? why? and who? This represents a shift from the traditional problem-solving approach to one of problem finding. There is a focus on the patterns of research you develop and the visual methods you employ to explore and unravel briefs. You will be expected to demonstrate how you research and develop your ideas, culminating in an independent project. Example modules
  • Visual Grammar, Literacy and Intelligence
  • Designing Research
  • Visual Storytelling: Narrative and Sequence
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.


Example modules: Visual Grammar, Literacy and Intelligence; Designing Research; Visual Storytelling: Narrative and Sequence. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises of project work, visual research, written project report/summary, exhibition, and final major project. The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. Assessment Method: Coursework: 100%

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent qualification in illustration or animation or a related subject, such as fine art, graphic design, photography, printmaking, fashion or textiles. A portfolio of work must accompany your application.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18700 Year 1
England £10900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10900 Year 1
Scotland £10900 Year 1
Wales £10900 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

AHRB Studentships.

Illustration at Kingston University - UCAS