University Centre Farnborough

Illustration University Centre Farnborough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Surrey


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Farnborough has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This is a new course for 2020 and is currently subject to validation.

The course seeks to reflect current industry aspirations by combining more conventional illustration subjects with the new emerging digital and commercial disciplines. The programme provides the special skills needed for those who go on to work in such areas as editorial, advertising, and commercial storytelling
Being taught over two full days per week, the course also gives you more flexibility in balancing work or family commitments.

You will be involved with live industry briefs, work placements and international competitions. You will also be taught the latest Adobe Creative Suite software including Photoshop, Illustrator & After Effects in up-to-date Apple Mac studios. The digital studio is fitted out with large format printers, a 3D printing facility and computerized cutting facility as well as screen printing and traditional art studios.

We have a strong and successful record within Creative Arts, with expert full-time staff recruited from industry, and visiting lecturers with established professional standing. We strongly encourage and support links to employment and industry, and provide a module for you to engage in a work placement in the second year of the course.

The course is assessed mainly by a variety of industry-related in-course assignments and is delivered by specialist lecturers who seek to help students achieve their potential in a friendly supportive environment.

Course details


Year One
The aim of the first year of study is to give all students a thorough grounding in a wide range of illustration and art subjects and creative practical skills. The modules include:
• Exploring Practices
• Design with Materials
• Professional Practice
• Digital Image Techniques
• Visual Practices & Culture
• Introduction to Illustration
• Sequential Illustration

Year Two
The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their skills in more depth in a range of commercial illustration topics, including work placement in the industry. The modules include:
• Expanding Practices
• Narrative Illustration
• Editorial Illustration
• Research Practice
• Motion Graphics
• Collaborative Production
• Industrial Placement
• Situation Illustration

Year Three
The final year of the programme offers the students the opportunity to focus on their select pathway of interest in the field of Illustration as well as undertaking a major personal project. Modules include
• Major Project
• Creative Narrative
• Technical Application
• Dissertation
• Industry Competition briefs

In addition to taught modules, a final year project will allow students to choose a topic to investigate in greater depth.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code ILL1
Institution code F66
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £9,250 Year 1
England £8,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 Year 1
Scotland £8,000 Year 1
Wales £8,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Farnborough
Boundary Road
GU14 6SB

Course contact details

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Application Co-Ordinator

01252 407028

Fax: 01252 407041