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BACHELORS

Illustration

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€11,038.10/year
1318 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2021

Program Description

This BA is an independent, studio-based programme which looks specifically at illustration as professional practice. Learn to challenge the boundaries of illustration in a creative studio environment with your peers, and discover where you can make a difference in the exciting world of illustration.

Our course is specifically focused on developing your skills as a professional illustrator and finding your personal visual language. The course has a strong focus on drawing and you'll be able to continue developing your drawing skills in life and observational drawing classes each work throughout the three-year degree.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16.5
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
C
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
B
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
B
or
IGCSE
C
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
51
or
IELTS
6
or
TOEFL (internet based)
72
or
PTE
51
Required Documents
CV
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Academic Reference Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • BTEC: DMM-DDM

Alternative English language requirements:

  • We accept the Apolyterion in English with a final average of 18/20.
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version only): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Trinity College (ISE only): ISE II as evidence of all skills in English (B2)
  • TEEP Uni of Reading: 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component)
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 3: Grade 7.5
  • ESB ESOL International: Level 1‐Step 2
  • Ascentis/Aim Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International: Pass

More information:

  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three.
  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.

Interviews and portfolios information:

  • Entry onto this course requires an online Zoom interview. The interview will start with a group welcome talk followed by 1-1 interviews.
  • If you are unable to attend the interview, you can submit a portfolio instead.
  • The interview itself will last around 15 minutes but you should allow one hour for the whole interview process as you will be offered the opportunity to view the facilities and meet appropriate staff and students. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

Curriculum

Year 1

Introduction to Illustration (120 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Illustration Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory

Illustration: Collaborations, Collectives, Research and Professional Development (60 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

Illustration Major Projects and Portfolio (60 credits) - Compulsory

Illustration: Professional Practice and Context (60 credits) - Compulsory

Careers

On our BA Illustration course there is an emphasis on identifying specialist skills, and equipping students with the knowledge to enable them to set up studios, approach agents or produce websites in order to embark on their future careers. There are specific lectures and visiting illustrators, agents and publishers to inform students of the issues involved. Our students gain work in:

  • writing and illustrating children's books
  • magazine publishing
  • editorial illustration
  • advertising
  • design

Many of our students gain work during or soon after graduating, they have published books and gained full time employment working for the creative Industry as graphic designers and web designers.

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