BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation
A three years full-time course
This course will provide you with a rare opportunity to combine illustration with animation. Through a variety of challenges you will develop strategies and skills to enable you to successfully cope with a range of visual communication problems and contexts. The course is founded on drawing, developing visual dialogues and generating ideas for highly resolved creative outcomes. Embracing the handmade and the digital, students have access to book binding, etching, screen-printing, typesetting, drawing on film, working with sound, iMovie, Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro and website development. You will also be introduced to real life situations that you might encounter in professional practice. Graduates have gone on to study the MA in Design and Art Direction and/or become freelance illustrators, animators, designers, pre-production artists, storyboard artists, picture researchers, editors and teachers.
- Provides you with the rare opportunity to combine illustration with animation, developing yourself as a visual communicator at home in a wide range of professional contexts.
- An experimental course that encourages you to be ambitious, curious and reflective.
- Development of traditional and digital skills including drawing, book binding, etching, screen-printing, typesetting, drawing on film, working with sound, imovie, Photoshop, in Design, Final Cut Pro and website development.
You will study
In Year 1 you will be introduced to the three main building blocks of the course: drawing, printmaking and animation. You will develop your skills through a series of projects, introducing you to possible strategies for solving visual problems and applications which explore context. As the course unfolds, you will start to identify a framework for your own practice.
In Year 2 you will begin to experiment more fully with your own practice and will be introduced to real life situations that you would encounter in professional practice. For example, you will work with text and narrative, make books, experiment with sound and movement and develop design concepts.
In Year 3 you will work more independently and focus on your particular strengths, deciding which contexts are most suitable for your visual language. We aim to give you the courage to be yourself and the understanding of how and where you may contribute to the wider world of visual communication and practice.
Continuous formative and summative assessment with feedback and discussion on completion of all units. The programme ends with a School of Art exhibition.
90%* of art, design, media and architecture graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.
Previous graduates have embarked on a range of careers as architects, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, glass blowers, retailers, gallerists, retail buyers, design managers and a variety of other design-based roles. There are a range of opportunities available within the creative industries including designing for magazines, publishing (print and internet), advertising and motion graphics for television, journalism, filmmaking, freelance media and independent production. Alternatively, there is also the opportunity to become self-employed and some of our previous students now successfully run their own creative businesses.
*Source: DLHE survey 2010 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
All Saints Campus, Manchester
Entry Requirements (2013 Entry)
|UCAS Tariff Points||280|
|UCAS Tariff Points/Grades to be obtained from full A levels or equivalent|
280 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma DMM at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma). If applying using Foundation Diploma in Art and Design a minimum of a Merit is required.
|Specific subjects required|
GCSE grade C (or alternative) in English language
|Access qualifications||A relevant Access to HE Diploma will be considered for entry to this course.|
|IELTS Score||6 with no element below 5.5|
UK and EU full-time students: £9,000
Non-EU full-time international students: £11,000