Explore traditional and contemporary ways of working and challenge the parameters of illustration as you develop your own voice, on our BA (Hons) Illustration degree course at UCA Farnham. Illustration at Farnham has an illustrious legacy with alumni that includes illustrator Paul Blow, interior designer Petronella Hall and TV legend Tony Hart. You’ll enjoy an individualised programme of study that’s also outward looking as you work on live briefs that have local, national, and international reach, and take part in competitions such as the Puffin/Penguin prize, the V&A Student Illustration Awards and World Illustration Awards. Here, Illustration is based on the key facets of research, experimentation, criticality and placing it within a variety of social and industry contexts, and you’ll be taught by a team of tutors who are award-winning illustrators and active in research. Related courses
- BA (Hons) Animation
- BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design
- BA (Hons) Visual Communications
In Year 1 we’ll help you to develop an open-minded, flexible approach – not only to your work but also about what illustration is and could be. This will be alongside the development of essential skills in idea development, printmaking, drawing, digital software, storytelling and bookmaking. In Year 2, with additional skills workshops, the emphasis will change to give you greater freedom to develop your work more uniquely, reflecting your own interests and enthusiasms. We’ll also encourage you to be more proactive and entrepreneurial, culminating in a student-led external exhibition. In Year 3 your focus will be on the resolution of your personal approach to content and style, developing your creative skills and production to a high standard and preparing a professional portfolio. You’ll also participate in external competitions and shows, produce promotional work and develop an online presence, reflecting your ambitions for professional practice.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
This course considers applicants for direct entry into year two or three. To enter directly into year two/three, you’ll need to have studied 120/240 credits in a similar subject area or have work experience equivalent to one/two years of study. Contact us to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01252 416110
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Additional entry requirements
A portfolio is required for this course. We’ll invite you to an Applicant Day where we’ll review your portfolio, or you can upload an online portfolio to your UCA Applicant Portal. Details will be provided once we've received your application.
English language requirements
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We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
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At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/