What will I learn?

Overview

Increasingly in today's world of multimedia communication and publishing, illustrators and designers work with overlapping interests and on common projects. Joint honours Graphic Design and Illustration is therefore full of possibility: many aspects of these disciplines are complementary and studying them in combination could lead to an innovative, interdisciplinary final year project.

Both subject areas place emphasis on drawing as a tool for thinking and visualisation and both nurture your creative development alongside development of craft, digital and 'transferable' skills that are applicable to a very wide range of graduate career and employment options. These will be further complemented by the Graphic Design course’s focus on giving students the experience of working on live client briefs across its different areas of study. These will be further complemented by the Graphic Design course’s focus on giving students the experience of working on live client briefs across its different areas of study including children’s publishing, wayfinding and information graphics, branding and ID design and sustainable design practices.

There are regular visits to museums and exhibitions in London, Bristol, Oxford and elsewhere; there is an annual opportunity to take part in a visit to a destination in mainland Europe; students submit to international competitions and regularly exhibit in venues locally (with an opportunity for third year Illustration students to showcase their work at a London gallery). Student performance is assessed entirely by course work.

Key features

  • Live brief collaborations with organisations such as The National Archives in London, The Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales – one of Europe’s largest eco centres and national campaigning organisation Friends of the Earth. Our links to publishers also include Frances Lincoln and (Netherlands) and publications such as You Magazine (Mail on Sunday).
  • Both the Graphic Design and Illustration courses were ranked 10th in the UK in the Guardian’s 2021 listings for ‘Design & Craft’ courses.
  • Two students on the Graphic Design course won the prestigious 2019 D&AD ‘New Blood’ Design Award.
  • Opportunity to travel to destinations in mainland Europe
  • Introduction to exhibition practice through illustration fairs, card sales and exhibitions- Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree

Learn more about the course at our Open Days

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,100.00 (US$ 17,329) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Henwick Grove,

Worcester,

Worcestershire,

WR2 6AJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have US High School Diploma with an overall GPA of 2.6 plus one of the following: SAT I with a minimum of 1650 (550+ in each element) or SAT after March 2016, with each compulsory SAT or session of 600+ or ACT Composite Score of 22 or above and one of the following: 2 AP Subjects with a score of 3+ or 3 SAT Subject Tests with a minimum score of 550 in each subject or 2 SAT Subject Tests after March 2016 with a minimum score of 570 in each subject or a combination of AP Subjects and SAT Subjects.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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