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Course summary

On our Illustration BA you’ll find your distinctive creative voice and gain the skills you need to transform your passion for design into a successful career. Illustration spans a huge range of visual communication practices. On this course, we provide you with the space, facilities and support to explore these techniques and approaches to the full and discover where your artistic vision lies. You’ll spend time drawing from life, and experiment with traditional ‘messy’ processes like printmaking and 3D making techniques such as metalwork, casting and laser cutting. Alongside this physical grounding, you’ll learn to explore ideas and develop skills through digital mediums and emerging technologies. Studying on our Harrow campus you’ll be part of a close-knit creative community. You’ll have access to a vast range of facilities, including large studios, 3D workshops and our Emerging Media Space, and also spend time off campus, observing visual culture in London. Throughout the course, our focus is on building your credentials as a creative professional – teaching you how to develop your portfolio, negotiate with clients, and build your brand. Between your second and third years you can choose to spend a placement year with a studio or design company, enabling you to gain valuable industry experience and define the field you want to pursue. There are plenty of opportunities to work on live industry briefs – both within study modules and via our award-winning Westminster Enterprise Network. Through our membership of the Association of Illustrators and D&AD, you’ll have access to events, industry-set competitions, awards schemes and other opportunities. At the end of your course, you can take part in a prestigious graduate show, showcasing your work to industry professionals.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combinations of qualifications listed above. Applicants will be asked to provide 10-15 images, to include a balance of initial sketches or worksheets as well as more resolved final artwork.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15400 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Illustration at University of Westminster, London - UCAS