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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

Please e-mail undergraduate@ncl-coll.ac.uk

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
50%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Illustration

The programme aims to develop skills and attributes that are essential with the area of contemporary illustration based on the needs of local and national industry. The course prides itself on forward thinking and new approaches to working with narrative visualisation through a host of personal and client based projects. The practical techniques that are delivered to students develop both traditional and digital skills with the emphasis on drawing and visualisation techniques as a foundation for studio practice. Students are 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 students in future careers within the Creative Industries. Students will gain experience working with print making, drawing and painting, digital visualisation in 2D and 3D. All staff are all established practitioners that use their experience of contemporary practice to inform the curriculum. Work-based projects are part of the course and previous placements and opportunities have included working with; Arcus Studios, After Midnight, Pictoplasma, Association of Illustrators, Live Theatre, Channel 4, Sony Playstation, Sega, Orange, St Lukes, Saatchi and Saatchi, Studio Moo, Little Tiger Press, Cheltnam Illustration Awards, House of Illustration, V&A and Penguin Books.The course is designed for individuals that have a passion for creative arts and want to pursue a career within the sector. We are looking for motivated, interesting and informed applicants who embrace their subject and are willing to commit to a programme of study that will allow progression either in to employment or Level 7 study. Successful graduates can progress into a career in illustration or working with graphics agencies, animation studios and computer games companies. By working on live briefs set by creative agencies, our students have gone on to secure placements, internships, commissions and employment at some of the leading design agencies in the country.

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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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
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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