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Newcastle College University Centre

Illustration

UCAS Code: WW28

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C(4) in GCSE Maths and English Language.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Illustration

This course prides itself on forward thinking and new approaches to working with narrative visualisation through a host of personal and client based projects. The aim of this course is to develop the skills and attributes that are essential within the area of contemporary illustration based on the needs of local and national industry. The practical techniques that are delivered will develop both your traditional and digital skills with an emphasis on drawing and visualisation techniques as a foundation for studio practice. You will be introduced to alternative methods of working that allow a free flow of creative and experimental work to be produced, as well as a clear understanding of industry practice and workflows that will benefit you in your future career within the creative industries. You will gain experience working with print making, drawing and painting, digital visualisation in 2D and 3D. Course tutors are all established practitioners that use their experience of contemporary practice to inform the curriculum. This three-year course is designed to incorporate key strands of professional development for practising artists, providing you with exposure to the processes, methods, and contexts of professional practice. The programme sets out a three-stage process; skills acquisition, creative application and commercial application. This has been designed to allow a progressive development of your personal and professional awareness. Over the past few years this programme has contributed to projects with number of organisations, including Arcus Studios, After Midnight, Pictoplasma, Association of Illustrators, Live Theatre, Channel 4, Sony PlayStation, Sega, Orange, St Lukes, Saatchi and Saatchi, Kuro Dragon, Little Tiger Press, Cheltenham Illustration Awards, House of Illustration, V&A and Penguin Books. The demand for graduates that are highly skilled in the field of illustration is high, as the employment opportunities expand into complementary areas of art and design. You will graduate having experience of working towards high end outputs that are realised through the acquisition and application of associated skills in traditional drawing, print and 2D visualisation as well as being competent in digital 2D and 3D design software. A number of career opportunities exist including advertising illustrator, editorial illustrator, fashion illustration, surface pattern and textile designer, studio illustrator and product illustrator. You may also decide to continue your studies and progress onto a relevant Masters programme

Modules

The first year has a strong focus on developing core skills within illustration with emphasis on developing traditional drawing skills and the acquisition of digital skills in a range of design software. Modules: Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Work Related Learning, Practice Enrichment (Observational Drawing), Contextual Studies 1, Digital Skills Acquisition (Character Development), Introduction to Illustration, Narrative and Sequential Development. The second year facilitates the application and enhancement of skills and knowledge through a series of opportunities to visualise your own narrative concepts as well as industry set briefs. Modules: Professional Development, Work Based Learning, Alternative Techniques (Processes and Practice), Contextual Studies 2, Digital Skills Application (Digital Story Telling), Character Design, Processes and Practice. The third year recognises the importance of purpose lead illustration that explores commercial potential through the realisation of a series of products that are facilitated through personal exploration and industry briefs. Modules: Project Proposal, Project Development, Commercial Realisation, Reflective Practice

Assessment methods

You will learn through a variety of lectures, seminars, group work, work-based projects, practical work and academic study. You will be assessed on both your practical and written, as evidenced in your portfolio.

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
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Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Arts

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