University for the Creative Arts

Degree level: Undergraduate

Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation Year) is a four year course, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Whether you want to draw stories for graphic novels and comics or create concept art for films or games, our BA (Hons) Comic and Concept Art degree will get you on the right track. This degree is all about preparing you for the vital role that comic and concept artists play in animation, film, games, comics and other media. Your imagination and drawing skills will combine to visualise directors' ideas on paper and screen, building your problem-solving skills as you create new and exciting designs. This course focuses on the pre-production process and will involve designing assets including characters, creatures, environments, key art illustrations, splash art, weapons and props. You'll explore these creative briefs through traditional art methods, as well as using digital art tools such as Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush and After Effects. This degree has the option of integrating an International Foundation or Foundation Year to begin your studies. There is also an option to include a Professional Practice Year, giving you the opportunity to experience industry first-hand between the second and third year of your studies. Related courses

  • BA (Hons) Animation (with Integrated International Foundation Year)
  • BA (Hons) Games Animation (with Integrated International Foundation Year)

Course details

Modules

For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W22C
Institution code:
C93
Campus name:
Farnham
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://uca.ac.uk/study/accepted-qualifications/

Additional entry requirements

Other

An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course but we will invite you to an Applicant Day to meet the course team. Alternatively, we can arrange an online meeting with the course team. Details will be provided once we've received your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5

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).

For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit our website:

https://www.uca.ac.uk/International-study/language-requirements-support/


Unistats information

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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 £16950* Year 1
International £16950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £16950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate Tuition Fees for September 2023 are still to be confirmed. Once finalised, details will appear here and on https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/undergraduate/
Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation Year) at University for the Creative Arts - UCAS