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Illustration (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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UCAS CODE: ILFY

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree in Illustration will help you develop both your illustrative style and flair for creative image-making. The course covers the practical, professional and artistic sides of working as an illustrator with an individual artistic voice. The programme will equip you for a successful career in the creative industries.Working with experienced and industry active staff, you will learn how to create compelling images, work to professional standards and understand how your work fits into the industry.You will be introduced to professional creative processes and encouraged to expand your abilities through workshops and practical projects. You will learn how to interpret a brief, identify and solve problems, develop creative individuality and produce a professional portfolio.As well as gaining personal, professional and entrepreneurial skills, our programmes introduce a broad range of creative skills, from the generation of ideas to their technical production through printmaking, bookbinding, 3D materials, life drawing, traditional and digital media, with an emphasis on drawing and the development of a unique personal style.High-quality artwork and a unique illustrative voice are at the heart of the course. Opportunities to explore your style, the applications of your work, your use of media and technology are consistent throughout the programmes.The business of working as a freelance artist is an important aspect of the course, covering practical advice from marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients. Working on live briefs and competitions are available and encouraged.• The School of Creative Arts at Wrexham Glyndŵr University was named as the best place in Wales to study Art in the 2017 Guardian University League Table.• You will be part of a vibrant and creative community of commercial artists including children’s book artists, illustrators, animators, game artists and designers.• You will be taught by a teaching team with a broad range of experience working professionally in the illustration and creative industries.• We encourage our students to self-publish and learn how to produce high-quality production prototypes to pitch to the publishing industry through the use of our in-house Bindery.• Our students have won illustration prizes and awards such as the Oxford University Press Illustration competition, the Macmillan Children’s Book competition, the Caldecott Society and D&AD awards and been nominated for prestigious Eisner and Silver Reuben Awards.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 85 30

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    129 59%

    41st

    33
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    12th

    66
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    17th

    36

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