The Illustration programme here at Swansea reflects and embraces the diverse nature of contemporary illustration. It will encourage you to challenge the concept of what illustration can be, and help you to pursue personal directions in your work, whether traditional, 2D, 3D, digital or motion-based illustration. The MDes option allows students to leave with a postgraduate-level qualification on completion of the fourth year.
Master of Design - MDes
23 September 2019
The programme is divided into modules consisting of coursework that is a portfolio based and presentation-based practical work. Student contact consists of studio work, lectures, workshops, tutorials and presentations.
Feedback on project work takes place throughout the course in the form of frequent tutorials (both individual and group), seminars and critiques. This process is integral to the course and provides a continuous verbal commentary to the students on their practical work and associated research throughout the development of all of their projects. Final assessment in the form of visual portfolio, exhibition, research/ideas book/blog, or presentation is used at the end of each module to provide the students with a formal mark.
All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding in the form of practical project work. All practical work is project based. Contextual Practice is also assessed on coursework in the form of essays and constitutes 20 credits of your 120 credit coursework during years 1 & 2, with the dissertation also constituting 20 credits of your final year’s 120.
Continuous verbal commentary to students throughout their project work is integral to the course.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Dynevor, Swansea|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications and portfolio of work.|
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|