Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Communication Design (Illustration) - BA (Hons) Degree

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Course Type: Degree and university-level Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year

This course is the final-year BA top-up year following the two-year FdA course in Illustration.

The course is designed to develop creative thinking and this exciting, multidisciplinary degree programme encourages experimental, collaborative and conceptual work.

Key features

  • Taught by design industry practitioners
  • Dedicated Mac suite with up-to-date industry software
  • Access to print room, photography studios and 3D craft workshop
  • Generous contact teaching hours

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Course entry requirements

Portfolio and normally a Foundation Degree (FdA) or HND in a related subject

The focus will be on the development of the student as an individual, capable of working both independently and collaboratively.

The course aims to give the student the opportunity to study across a wide variety of media, processes and disciplines including graphic design, illustration and animation.

Our students are creative, talented and dynamic, with an eye for good design and a willingness to experiment with a variety of media.

The course also incluces a programme of visiting speakers.

In the first semester, the students work on a series of three 5-week competition briefs set by industry. Completed work is sent off for judging.

At the end of the course, students exhibit their work at the New Designers graduate show in London where they have the opportunity for their work to be seen by potential employers.

Course modules:
    Portfolio Studies
    Final Major Project
    Professional Practice
    Creative Research Project

Potential careers

Freelance illustrator
Children’s book illustrator
Editorial illustrator
Graphic novel artist

Some of our alumni:

Lauren May

Will Scobie

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