Fine Art and Illustration at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Our Fine Art and Illustration BA(Hons) course covers a range of Illustration practices via contemporary Fine Art approaches, such as painting, drawing, design, installation, film, digital art, and photography. With a focus on Illustration, this course will prepare you for a career as a professional artist or illustrator, which could include exhibiting in galleries, or creating content for the web, books, graphic novels, animations. You’ll be taught by tutors who have professional industry experience, working in our custom-built art and design Barbara Hepworth building, which features collaborative studios, photography studios and exhibition space. Why Study Fine Art and Illustration BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Art at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Learning Resources, scoring 88%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. Learn to present, evaluate, curate, and interpret Fine Art and Illustration. You’ll also engage with a range of inspiring guest speakers and take part in live sessions from professionals within your chosen field. Use our links with industry and professional practitioners to gain the opportunity to take part in live projects, national competitions, awards, and exhibitions. On the course, you’ll work in a lively and dynamic studio environment, where you’ll be encouraged to develop your creative and conceptual thinking. You could also gain valuable professional experience by undertaking a work placement or applying for the Enterprise Placement Year to start your own small business. Study Fine Art and Illustration and you’ll be better prepared for a potentially rewarding career ahead – for example, as an illustrator, graphic designer, or contemporary fine artist. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Studio Practice 1 • Studio Practice 2 • Contemporary Practice in Context 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Much of the work on this course is studio-based, and teaching is delivered through group tutorials, workshops, live projects, lectures, optional study trips (national and international), seminars and individual tutorials. Assessment includes verbal and illustrative presentations of your practical and developmental work, written work for contextual analysis and assignments, plus self-assessment, and evaluation. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 112-104 UCAS tariff points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Fine Art and Illustration at University of Huddersfield - UCAS