£7,570 per annum
Oxford Brookes University
This programme is aimed at those looking to work as illustrators, be it for graphic novels, comics, cartoon strips, television and film animation storyboarding, advertising storyboards, computer games or children's books.
Students quickly develop the ability to create highly creative illustrative solutions. In addition, the programme helps learners gain a meaningful understanding of historical and contemporary influences on illustration. Students will have access to our professional art studios.
Topics in year one includes: Visual Communication in Illustration; Drawing; Visual Narrative, Storyboard and Scripts*; Digital Tools for Illustration and Animation; Illustration in Context.
Topics in year two includes: Drawing for Illustration; Sequential Illustration Anthology Project*; Live Briefs and Collaborations; Illustration Research Project; Personal and Creative Style.
Topics in year three includes: Self-Initiated Major Projects; Extended Research Project/Dissertation; Professional Practice and Exhibition*
*module changes are subject to approval
This course can be studied full-time or part-time for 36 months.
The majority of the teaching will take place through interactive workshops. Skills, techniques and ideas are explored as a group and individually, both with the lecturer for targeted sessions, and with technician support for consolidation, and to facilitate more individualised work.
Students are encouraged to participate in active dialogue throughout the teaching and assessment process, where formative feedback, both verbal and written plays a large part in the development of individuals work and professionalism. There are no formal written examinations within the programme. Students will be assessed mainly though coursework, involving projects which are informed by professional practice and/or industry led.
5 GCSEs incl. English, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken. PLUS 48 UCAS points from at least one of the following:
For mature students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal academic studies.
On successful completion of the course, students can progress into various roles allied to the creative industries and image creation, including; advertising, marketing and publishing. Students may also take on free-lance work, and set up their own business as a creative entrepreneur.
Example job roles:
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and provide portfolio evidence of their skills and knowledge.
Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £7,570 per annum.
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