University Centre South Devon – South Devon College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Illustration with Graphics and Animation

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Course summary

This foundation degree will provide you with a broad range of creative skills that will enable you to become an independent and capable illustrator. It will address the practical and professional requirements necessary to succeed in illustration practice, whilst developing an experimental approach to visual communication. The course considers a variety of relevant fields of illustration, including: editorial, reportage, merchandising, publishing and narrative image making (comic arts, graphic novels and picture books). You can explore areas such as character development, typography, book design and visual expression. Practical areas include drawing, printmaking, bookbinding and digital skills. Drawing is a central component of the course and is seen as critical to the development of your ideas and practical skills. You will explore contemporary and traditional approaches to drawing and illustration, working both on location and in the studio. The range of skills you develop will help you build a comprehensive, high-quality portfolio of work, where you find your own personal and professional voice. You’ll be learning in our visionary and innovative Hi Tech & Digital Centre, a world-class facility.

Course details


Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of six modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. Year One: Digital Tools - 20 credits Contextual Studies - 20 credits Visual Explorer - 20 credits Sequence and Narrative - 20 credits Image and Expression - 20 credits Developing Collaborative Practice - 20 credits Year Two: Professional Engagement - 20 credits Negotiated Research - 20 credits Meeting the Brief - 20 credits Exploration for Innovation - 20 credits Planning for Success - 20 credits Making It Happen - 20 credits

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8400 Year 1
Scotland £8400 Year 1
Wales £8400 Year 1

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Illustration with Graphics and Animation at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS