Illustration Animation BA (Hons)

Kingston University

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  • Subject Ranking


    3 (Art & Design)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

**We are very proud to be the top university in UK for design and crafts (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020)****Reasons to choose Kingston**– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2015/16).– This course has an excellent reputation for producing graduates who become top practitioners in illustration and animation, design direction and a broad range of creative careers.– Kingston is ranked No 1 in the UK for design and crafts (Guardian University league tables 2020) which covers graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product and furniture design.**About this course**On this course, you’ll be encouraged to explore many forms of illustration and animation including print, moving image, digital interaction and VR, objects, spaces and environments. You’ll gain an understanding of image, text, narrative and sequence, idea development, visual research, and image and content relationships. Skills in drawing, animation, digital crafts, presentation techniques and life drawing are all taught. You’ll work individually and in groups, on projects, assignments and presentations. Projects with industry will shape your understanding of real world situations. You’ll go on study visits, have the chance to work on placements and take field trips to destinations like New York, Berlin or Florence. You may choose an extra year in which you’ll study overseas, take a work placement or combine both.

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The preferred entry route for this course is for applicants to be taking a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, or the recognised equivalent.Applicants will need a minimum of 112 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications.Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths).Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS application, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants.You will be notified by email giving you advice about how to upload your online portfolio, once we have received your application. Read our portfolio guidance to find out more.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Kingston University has an excellent record for teaching quality, aiming to develop potential, transform lives and improve the world around. Students have a choice of topics that reflect their interests and the demands of a modern workplace. Four teaching campuses are located in and around Kingston upon Thames, which is a lively, student-friendly riverside town just 30 minutes away by train from the capital.


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