Illustration at University Campus Oldham - UCAS

Course summary

Our Illustration degree can open doors to a wide variety of careers from freelance illustration and design, to work in media and advertising, publishing and much more. From book covers to greeting cards, album artwork and advertisements, the images that are part of our everyday lives are nearly always the work of a highly-skilled illustrator. Through our links with practicing illustrators, publishing and design commissioners, and agents, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of what it is like to work as an illustrator and will be well equipped to take your skills into the workplace. This is a studio-based course where you can make use of the very latest digital and printing facilities. You’ll get to unleash your creativity through drawing, painting, collage, print, photography, animation, 3D materials or digital media – the choice is yours. If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and practical creativity of all kinds, our Illustration degree course will help you hone and develop your design skills through the communication of ideas with pictures.


Year 1: Creative Thinking Design Context 1 Communication Craft Skills Introduction to Graphic Communication Year 2: Applied illustration Design Context 2 Professional Practice Graphic Communication in Context Year 3: Illustration Set Project Design Context 3 Illustration External Project Illustration Self Initiated Project

Assessment method

Skills acquisition will be developed throughout the programme using practical briefs as a vehicle for both delivery and assessment. Basic skills development will be the focus of level 4 modules and you will be encouraged to develop and enhance these skills further at level 5. You will take part in individual and group critiques evaluating the work you have done for each brief. Lectures and seminars will introduce you to historical and contemporary theory and contextual themes. You will be able to apply this learning to your own work maintaining a continuous link between theory and practice. The VLE will support your learning at all levels as a portal for information and resources and through online discussion forums. At level 6 a more independent ethos is fostered; you will be expected to plan your own learning with support from module tutors culminating in the writing and completion of your honours project.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry onto the BA (Hons) Illustration course will be via a successful portfolio interview and relevant design qualifications; either AS and A2 level, BTEC National Diploma, or GNVQ (Level 3) or an equivalent qualification in relevant areas Students are also accepted who have appropriate non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for more information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Illustration at University Campus Oldham - UCAS