What will I learn?

On this innovative course you can turn your stories and creative concepts into narrative by exploring the art of illustration and visual communication in children’s and adult’s narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration.In dedicated studio space at our Below Bar campus, you’ll have the room, equipment and academic support to reach your full potential. You’ll study a variety of modules such as Orientation, Concepts and Themes, Visual Language, Critical Discourse, Editorial, The Society of Superstition and Phobias and Research and Authorship; with options to specialise in your preferred area of creativity.You’ll also propose, plan and produce a body of work that will draw together your technical and conceptual skills and demonstrate competence in studio protocols and proficiency in applying methods, materials and technologies. This innovative degree explores the art of illustration and visual communication in children’s and adult’s narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration which explores new approaches to contemporary illustration.You will be encouraged to experiment and develop your own voice in an environment where you will feel free to take risks, and be ambitious in developing your personal approach to visual art as either a practitioner or critic and theorist. To underpin creativity and encourage understanding of transferable skills and management of learning, emphasis is placed on gaining hands-on practice, from working in the print room to drawing on the streets, and working on projects and case studies to gain experience of working on live briefs.In previous years, students have been given the opportunity to exhibit, both in Southampton and London, and to have their work seen by a collection of art directors and agencies. Past students have also been encouraged to enter industry competitions to gain exposure for their creative work and have also been able to publish and print their work through our in-house printing organisation to sell at artists’ book fairs.The course places a strong emphasis on experimenting and developing a voice.**What does this course lead to?**Upon completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles such as freelancing, working as an art worker in a publisher or design house – or even working in the film industry producing concept art for animation projects.Graduates will have developed a professional portfolio and will be well positioned to progress into further study at postgraduate level.**Who is this course for?**Solent’s BA (Hons) Illustration programme is perfect for students from a creative background, who are self-motivated and active in their desire to develop their visual language and understanding of the creative process in the field of illustration and beyond.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,800.00 (US$ 18,400) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

From a minimum of two completed A levels.

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

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