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Coventry University

Illustration and Graphics

UCAS Code: W291
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Design studies
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

to include one Art or Design subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in an Art or Design subject.

International Baccalaureate

to include Visual Arts or Design Technology at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Harnessing your creative skills and turning them in to exciting career prospects is our aim on the Illustration and Graphics BA. Supported by facilities, industry-standard software, a broad range of workshops and dedicated studio space, this exciting course aims to help prepare you to work in the growing contemporary fields of illustration, graphic design, animation and creative media both in the UK and internationally. Providing experience in a wide variety of modern and traditional materials, processes and formats – including print, digital, 3D and moving image – we will encourage you to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful, preparing you professionally for the challenges and opportunities of working in the global creative economy. You will be supported by staff who are creative practitioners within the fields of Illustration, Animation, Contemporary Art, Design and Music. Their work has been featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music, CITV, The Guardian, The Independent, Virgin, Ted Baker, Channel 4, Mixmag, Time Out, Radio Times and Macmillan. Their highly-acclaimed work includes the Guardian award-winning online comic series Dawn of the Unread, creative projects for the Cultural Olympiad London 2012, exhibitions at Bangkok Cultural Arts and Cultural Centre as well as other exhibitions and performances of work at galleries such as The MAC, Aspex, BMAG, The Herbert, The Ethnographic Museum, Krakow and The ICA.


Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.
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