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Illustration (BA Hons)

BA (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

W221

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Location

Swindon College

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Department

School of Arts

Overview


This degree course, which takes place at Swindon College, is aimed at students who wish to enter the marketplace as illustrators.

This unique illustration course aims to support and nurture the development of independent practice, versatility and individual creative vision within the field of illustration. The course actively encourages innovation within the application of drawing and image-making techniques; celebrating individual expression, conceptual thinking and diversity within all aspects of visual storytelling. This includes the comic or cartoon strip; the graphic novel; film/TV/theatre/animation storyboarding; instructional diagrams; children's storybooks; computer games characterisation and web illustration.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

International full time off-campus
£9,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

How to apply


  • BTEC National Extended Diploma with two / three merits and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which must be English, plus a portfolio of practical work.
  • AVCE (Double Award) in Art & Design and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, one of which must be English plus a portfolio of practical work.
  • Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design) or Access to Art and Design Diploma plus a portfolio of practical work.
  • Two years' industrial experience plus a portfolio of practical work (mature students, for example).

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

A Level: 2 A-levels in subjects appropriate to the degree

GCSE: 5 subjects at grade C or above, including English

Alternatively, candidates must have one of the following:

  • Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
  • Access to Art & Design
  • AVCE (Double Award) in Art & Design
  • National Extended Diploma in Design
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience (for example: mature students without formal qualifications, but with evidence of relevant industrial experience, will be considered).

Entry into Year 2 may be considered for those students with a Higher National Diploma or Certificate in a subject appropriate to the degree, with merit passes in at least three final-year modules, one of which should be in the Contextual Studies area.

In addition, all candidates must present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

All candidates must present a satisfactory portfolio of practical work at interview.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

An eportfolio can be submitted instead of a physical folder of work at interview. Interviews can be held via Skype or telephone. This course is not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Learn more about this course


Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.