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Contemporary Art and Illustration BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Do you enjoy expressing yourself creatively? Are you an artist and creative thinker? We’ll offer you the chance to explore different media in a range of workshops including painting, drawing, image-making, sculpture, installation, moving-image, digital processes, and photography. This will allow you to build up your artistic skills so you can select the approaches that are right for you. We offer our students the opportunity to: * Engage with a range of inspiring guest speakers and have live sessions from professionals within your chosen field. Use our links with industry and professional practitioners to gain the opportunity to take part in live projects, national competitions, awards and exhibitions. * Work in a lively and dynamic studio environment where you’ll be encouraged to develop your creative and conceptual thinking. On your way, you’ll be able to call on the support of our widely experienced specialist tutors and technicians. The course is part of a suite of three courses that includes Contemporary Art BA(Hons) and Illustration BA(Hons). We’re truly flexible and want you to develop your own path. You only have to apply for one course from the suite, but you could go off in any direction once you get here. Studying Contemporary Art and Illustration at the University of Huddersfield has encouraged me to push the boundaries of my practice. In doing this I have built up an informed body of work that I can now present to potential employers to secure a role within the creative industries. ~ Chloe Baxter, Contemporary Art and Illustration BA(Hons) 2019 graduate. Professional links and accreditation: During this course you can benefit from the opportunity to gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) (https://www.adobe.com/uk/) accreditation in addition to your degree, at no extra cost. This is a globally recognised accreditation awarded by one of the leading software package providers to the creative industries, so could be valuable in your professional career. This accreditation is attractive to a number of employers and so it could give you a competitive edge in the job market. To be awarded the ACA accreditation, you’ll need to pass an online test. Additional Costs: Basic materials (pens, pencils, brushes, charcoal, canvas and paper) are provided for students. However, if you choose to work with more specialist materials, you will need provide these yourself. This could be anything from oil paints to building materials, software, DVDs, steel etc, and depends on your choice of contemporary art and/or illustration practice. The estimated cost of specialist materials is £60 (Year 1), £100 (Year 2) and £200 (Year 3).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    142 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%



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