BA(Hons) Illustration encourages you to create and develop your own personal visual language. Problem-solving through drawing and making is core. Explore a range of media and deepen your awareness of the traditions of illustration through theoretical studies. Build an awareness of the professional world and develop core skills through individual experimentation. Exceptional facilities and resources include industry standard digital media studios and production and fabrication workshops. Innovation and individualism are celebrated. Investigate potential places for your work and test yourself against industry expectations through live briefs and externally judged national and international competitions. Our City Campus is a powerhouse of inspiration and collaboration. It spans across Bristol and includes renowned contemporary arts centres Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed. Visits from respected practitioners will keep you up to date with contemporary illustration practice. Attend lectures and seminars at the Arnolfini and Watershed and work in our production and fabrication workshops, equipped with traditional tools and the latest technology. Showcase your work to talent scouts and potential employers at the final year degree show and graduate with an impressive portfolio of work. Alongside established freelance illustration career paths, our graduates work as film directors, set designers, art/creative directors, illustration agents, visualisers, designers, model-makers, animators, storyboard artists, puppeteers and theatrical/film costume and prop designers.
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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be required to submit a digital portfolio for review. For more details on the process, please visit our selection page: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/applying/undergraduate-applications/selection-processes. As a guide, staff are looking for applicants to demonstrate one or more of the following; An innovative approach to image making; A good level of drawing skills eg life drawing/observational drawing; Evidence of visual thinking and engagement with concepts; Experimentation with digital and analogue (hand made) processes; An individualistic and curious approach to image making.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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