United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 5JU, United Kingdom

Birmingham City University

Illustration

Our BA (Hons) Illustration course aims to give those with a passion for image making and illustration the skills they need to capture and communicate ideas through pictures. We celebrate the challenge of finding your individual visual voice through experimenting, risk taking and critical reflection. You will also explore how your work can be applied across a wide range of contexts, from commercial work to personally-driven projects. This course provides an opportunity to development a wide range of transferable skills and design process knowledge that is highly desirable to employers. What's covered in the course? Our challenging and exciting Illustration course, recognised by Creative Skillset, will help you develop new skills and different ways of thinking, enabling you to find your own individual, visual voice and prepare you for the ever-changing creative industry. You will examine the new ideas, technologies and issues that affect today’s developing illustrators, as well as exploring more unfamiliar territories. The course celebrates the synthesis between illustration and all the other visual communication subject disciplines, leading to the development of strong student collaborations that again aims to reflect industry practice. We support a lively creative community, encouraging the value of peer learning. This learning is supplemented by an integrated workshop programme that provides the opportunity to work alongside, and be informed by, industry experts from a wide range of disciplines. Why Choose Us? We have the only in-house active agency in the region which allows you to gain first-hand experience of real-life briefs set by clients, and your portfolio will be showcased to a number of potential employers through our home-grown and independent talent pool, We Grow Cherries, as well as during your graduate show. There will be opportunities to exhibit at high-profile London graduate shows, including New Designers and D&AD New Blood. You will receive industry insight from significant practitioners, with professional practice and core business skills workshops being delivered by outside agencies.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Parkside Building Campus,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250