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  • Qualification

    Master of Design - MDes

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • 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.You will:• learn how to create compelling images, work to professional standards and understand how your work fits into the industry• be introduced to 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• be introduced to professional creative processes and encouraged to expand your abilities through workshops and practical projects• learn how to interpret a brief, identify and solve problems, develop creative individuality and produce a professional portfolio• gain personal, professional and entrepreneurial skills including working as a freelance artist: from marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients• be encouraged to work on live briefs and competitions• 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 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,750per year

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

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

Students often comment that the campus is like a home away from home. This small, inclusive university has a friendly, community feel.
Help for all students to reach their full potential, with individual support available across a number of areas.
Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet the language requirements for their chosen programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    109 49%

    74th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    53rd

    7

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