BA (Hons) Illustration for Communication

Student work Jie Wang Illustration for Communication course

The fine details

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.

UCAS Code
W220
Duration
3 years full time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

 

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

 

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

Course structure

Assessment

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.

 

Key study topics

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

Careers

As it crosses so many creative boundaries, there are unparalleled opportunities for contemporary illustrators to work with time-based, sequential and narrative forms including graphic design, advertising and publishing, fashion and product design, animation and games design.

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