London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Illustration and Animation (Top-up)

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Course summary

Why study this course This is a top-up version of our Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London. On this degree, you'll learn image-making and visual storytelling skills, specifically looking at children’s books, graphic novels and app design. This course is industry-focused. It will help you develop your creativity and hone the skills you'll need to be a professional illustrator and animator. You'll study digital platforms as well as more traditional forms of illustration. The course embraces ongoing developments in illustration and animation. We'll explore how modern illustration is practised and how techniques are no longer confined to the page but inhabit a dynamic, three-dimensional digital world. 100% of students on our Illustration and Animation BA course say they’re impressed by the learning opportunities on the course and that it allowed them to explore ideas or concepts in depth (National Student Survey 2020). More about this course You’ll study in the School of Art, Architecture and Design's unique studio system in East London and make use of an unrivalled range of creative facilities to make your work — including photographic studios, printmaking, ceramics and woodworking studios, and technology including 3D printing, risograph printing and laser-cutting. Whether you're creating a zine, a narrative for a start-up or a short film for digital publishing, this course is for you if you want to tell stories and connect with a variety of audiences. A defining feature of the course is its focus on cross-disciplinary projects, allowing you to use a huge range of different mediums.

Course details

Modules

Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (Visual Communication) Design Principles Graphic Authorship Visual Research and Communication Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (Visual Communication) Exploring Design Practice Narrative Work Ready 1 Critical and Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Visual Communication) Final Project Realisation: Illustration and Animation Project Design and Development Work Ready 2

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through project work, essays, individual practice and a final portfolio project including a dissertation. There are no examinations.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following: 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution a portfolio interview

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

If you're from a non-European/non-EEA country, you'll be required to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) in order to study an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree with us. These requirements apply to all applicants that are not of majority English speaking nationality as defined by the UK Home Office, or those who do not possess a degree awarded, studied and conferred in a majority English speaking country. Applicants of majority English speaking nationality who do not require a SELT to confirm their competency in the English language will still be asked to provide a UK GCSE English language equivalent qualification.

Please see our English language requirements for more details

https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/applying/english-language-requirements/undergraduate/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
EU £4277 Module
International £4277 Module
Channel Islands £4277 Module
Republic of Ireland £4277 Module

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/ Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Illustration and Animation (Top-up) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS