Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne

Illustration for Communication

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Course summary

Ready to find your visual voice and develop your own personal style? Taught in a studio-style environment, students will work with text and drawings as well as moving image and printmaking to develop concepts for multiple industries; from commercial graphic design to fashion and animation. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and with strong industry links, the course will enable students to sharpen their skills, promote their craft and prepare them for industry. This course spans the creative spectrum, turning illustrators into contemporary visual storytellers. It takes an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practice of illustration and helps students to find their individual visual voice. Through a mixture of practical and theoretical learnings, the course prepares students for the ever-moving creative landscape. Working in a collaborative studio environment, students will have the opportunity to apply their skills across a range of illustrative applications including:

  • Editorial
  • Publishing
  • Packaging
  • Product
  • Print
  • Advertising
  • Character
  • Film

Course details

Modules

Year 1: This studio-led introduction to illustration expands mindsets and skillsets through workshops and projects. Students have the opportunity to explore ideas generation, documentation and process experimentation and the creation of image-making through computing, animation, photography and digital print. A programme of industry practitioners and speakers supplements and enhances the core delivery. Year 2: Year Two explores a more individual approach to image-making and encourages the development of creative thinking and ideas generation, combined with a deeper understanding of the subject. The ability to have a personal vision, a point-of-view and philosophical stance is explored and a range of electives help facilitate collaborative projects with other disciplines. Year 3: The culmination of three years of study in Illustration is channeled into practical projects, increasingly professional in scope. A range of self-directed project solutions form the basis, along with a major project, of the final portfolio of work appropriate to applied contexts across a range of disciplines.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays and a range of individual or group artefacts, presentations, projects and reports that focus on practical and business skills.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W220
Institution code:
R06
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/

Interview

You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements

https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/international-students/how-apply/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
36%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
82%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.
Illustration for Communication at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS