Your courses:

BA (Hons) Illustration

Art Worker; Illustrator; animator; and various roles allied to the creative industries and image creation.

Entry Requirements

All applicant will be asked to submit a digital portfolio and will be invited to attend an interview.

You need to have at least one of the following Level 3 qualifications:

-Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
-Access to Art & Design
-National Extended Diploma in Art & Design
-Two A Levels at Grade C or above in appropriate subjects
-Five GCSEs grade C or above, including English.

Equivalent Level 3 qualifications will also be considered.

Direct entry into the second year of the programme will be considered for students with an HND or HNC in an appropriate subject.

Swindon College welcomes mature applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, who have a genuine wish to succeed and can provide evidence of relevant work-related experience. All applicants are required to attend an interview where they will be expected to bring a portfolio of project work.

Fees information


What do I need to bring?

Students will need to maintain their own set on materials and equipment to support their creative practice.

Assessment/Exam information

Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

All work submitted for marking will be returned with feedback within four weeks.

Other information

You will receive expert tuition from well-qualified and experienced tutors.

The course is organised into three years. Each year comprises of interrelated modules emphasising approaches to making narrative images with creative flair and consistency.

Year One:
• Visual Communication in Illustration
• Drawing • Visual Narrative and Storytelling
• Digital Tools for Illustration and Animation
• Illustration in Context

Year Two:
• Drawing for Illustration • Sequential Illustration
• Live Briefs and Collaborations
• Illustration Research Project
• Personal and Creative Style

Year Three:
• Self-Initiated Major Projects • Extended Research Project/Dissertation
• Professional Practice and Exhibition

What can I do next?

A number of opportunities exist after graduation, including: Books, Comics, Film storyboarding, medical, forensic and courtroom illustrator.

* Freelance Practitioner or Staff Artist in the publishing or broadcasting industries.

* Sequential Specialist within the electronic publishing sector (e.g. computer gaming web design).

* Further study at post-graduate level such as Illustration Practice, Animation or Film Studies.

* Teacher Training.

Qualification description

On successful completion of the course students are awarded a BA (Hons) Illustration endorsed by Oxford Brookes University.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
31 weeks per year 10 Sep 2018 25 Jun 2021 Tuition fee: £7,200.00 ADH6011
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 12.00
Study days: 2 DAYS

Any extra costs

Students may incur additional costs in the production of their own practical work. These costs will vary depending on the nature of the work produced.

How to apply

Applications should be made via UCAS. Please use Institution Code O66 and UCAS Code W220.

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01793 498106