International Illustration (Top Up) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) International Illustration top-up will support you to think innovatively and respond to global trends in design. The course will expand your critical and conceptual thinking and encourage an understanding of wider global and creative professional design practice, whilst enabling you to develop an individual positioning for your professional design practice. Collaboration is at the heart of the course - you will undertake design practice units with current final year students, work on projects with external industry and academic research partners, and exhibit your final projects as part of our annual Degree Shows events. The one year programmes offer direct entry into the final year of a Bachelor’s degree to students who have successfully completed a relevant HND (or equivalent), or who have completed the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree, who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills in design. Features and Benefits

  • This is an ideal degree if you want to top up your existing qualifications and achieve a BA (Hons) degree in just one year.
  • Successful completion of the course will also enable those with a high enough grade to join one of
  • Manchester School of Art’s MA/MFA programmes
  • Opportunity to work alongside a student group with diverse experiences and educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Collaborate with current students and industry partners as part of the interdisciplinary Unit X module

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To be considered for entry to this Top Up course, we require the submission of a portfolio of creative work, and 240 credits earned through recent (up to 2 years) completion of a relevant Foundation Degree, Advanced Diploma, HND (merit or above), the first two years of a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent. In cases where applicants are returning from industry and do not meet the standard admissions criteria, a case-by-case assessment of recent relevant professional experience will be made to establish suitability for entry to the course. An online interview with portfolio is normally requested as part of the application process. International students will also be required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or an equivalent accepted English language qualification.

Fees and funding

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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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International Illustration (Top Up) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS