What will I learn?

**Overview**As an illustrator, your creative ability can shape culture. Fuse your talent with professional skills on a degree course that’ll set you up for a career doing what you love.On this BA (Hons) Illustration degree course, you’ll examine your own work and reflect on the work of other designers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors and writers. You’ll develop your own practical skills in illustration across the board and build the skills you’ll need for a successful, creative career.**What you'll experience**On this degree course you’ll:- Explore traditional and contemporary illustration, while experimenting with a media such as print, animation, textiles and model making- Unleash your creativity by re-defining illustration, challenging convention and exploring illustration's social, political and historical context- Get your hands on the latest image-making technology and get professional experience that will help you compete in the commercial arena after the course- Interact with our visiting speakers – past guests include Sara Fanelli (children’s book author/illustrator), Darren Garrett (Creative Director of Littleloud Animation Studios) and Chris Riddell (UK Children’s Laureate 2015–2017)- Access our digital studios with Macs and PCs running professional-standard software including the Adobe Creative Suite- Get the chance to achieve Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification- Engage with live projects such as the Anglepoise Sketchbook Competition- Develop a professional portfolio and website to showcase your skills- Have the opportunity to exhibit your work at graduate showcases and exhibitions**Careers and opportunities**The creative and technical abilities in character animation, visual storytelling, compositing and editing you develop on this course could lead to a variety of creative roles in design and media.Areas previous graduates have gone on to include:- artist book making- children’s book illustration- narrative illustration- print making- art direction- teachingYou could also continue your studies at postgraduate level, set up successful businesses with help and support from the University or start a career as a freelancer.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,300.00 (US$ 18,486) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

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

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities