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Illustration and Animation MA

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

The Illustration and Animation MA expands digital and physical knowledge of your craft, helping you find your own ‘voice’ and style.

If you are seeking to enhance your professional portfolio and understanding of emerging practice, we offer a vibrant creative community environment in which you should progress your personal research and practice to make your own unique contribution to the arena of illustrative and animated visual communication.

The course explores illustration, publishing, photography, image generation and animation. While you develop your talent, both conceptually and technically, we help you achieve a deeper understanding of your role as a visual interpreter and of the importance of adapting to market needs and to a developing field.

We will encourage you to develop a unique visual signature and a compelling visual voice that will help you to effectively communicate with intended audiences; both essential for success in professional practice.

Course information

Drawing and the visual expression of narrative – or storytelling – lie at the heart of this programme. We believe that the use of hybrid approaches and high-level crafting should inform the handmade mark, the filmic image and the created artefact and you will often find yourself working with mixed media.

Our MA covers a broad spectrum of media, including physical paper or other material-based leaves within books, magazines, newspapers and posters, as well as computer, video or projection screens and stereoscopic viewing systems. You will explore and redefine the application of such media as a means of conveying and explaining information, entertainment and aesthetics within a broad range of contexts such as the medical, botanical, scientific, technical, social, cultural and ethical.

Through practical exploration and reflection of digital and traditionally physical forms you will develop an appropriate synergy between practice and theory, establishing your specialist signature of work. Your final project will be tailored to your own area of professional practice and your personal creative passion, culminating with an exhibition of your work in the end-of-year MA Degree Show.

Career prospects

National and international graduate career prospects are many and varied and include education, curation, film and television, games disciplines, print and publishing, animation, film, scientific and technical illustration, storyboarding and character generation in 2D and 3D for traditional and emergent media.

We help you develop a wide range of transferrable skills associated with the use of information gathering, communication technology, professional practice, time management, project management and self-promotion. This could open up career opportunities that include education, television production and web-based media. You may also wish to continue your studies at PhD level or to establish a freelance business.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    127 57%

    52nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    45th

    6

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