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Illustration (Online) MA

University of Hertfordshire

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • Study mode

    Distance/online

  • University Ranking

    74th

    12
  • Subject Ranking

    47th

    3 (Art & Design)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.55

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.27

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Arts

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    23-SEP-19, 23-SEP-20

Course Summary

This degree is designed to develop your imaginative, creative and technical potential as an illustrator. It provides an opportunity for you to examine a range of media in the fields of illustration, including the role of image-making in new and traditional media, and illustration's relationships with fine art and digital media. This master’s degree gives you an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the use of narrative storytelling and its relationship to illustration, as well as illustrative conventions in children's and adult literature, comics and other media. We encourage you to develop the entrepreneurial and commercial skills necessary to help develop your work to its full potential and to equip you with the practical and intellectual skills to thrive as a practicing artist. Through working alongside artists and designers on other postgraduate courses you will explore the possibilities for the illustrator today, questioning conventions and refining the direction of your practice. MA Illustration is a Master's award within the MA Art and Design programme at the School of Creative Arts. Within the programme there is strong emphasis on professional practice and the real-world applications of art and design. You will develop key research skills and gain a good understanding of the work of other practitioners in your field.

The aim of the postgraduate programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. Senior research staff and internationally renowned practitioners work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work. Particular emphasis is given to providing you with the skills necessary to further your career an illustrator. The course is designed to help you understand and work within the contemporary industrial environment and particular attention is given to helping you acquire entrepreneurial skills. This course is designed to help you develop your practice and give you the skills recovery to further your career in industry both in the UK and abroad. The course includes practice based modules where you will explore and develop your work as an illustrator. It also contains course or research skills, entrepreneurialism and professional practice. The final part of the course enables you to complete a major project.

Tuition Fees

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£720 credit

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£720 per 15 credits. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students.

University information

University Ranking

74th

About this University

The University of Hertfordshire is a vibrant, inclusive campus-based university located 20 minutes by train from central London. Its vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university: all courses are underpinned by industry insight and 80% are accredited by professional bodies. Students graduate with the skills and attributes required for successful professional lives.