What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent. Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Applicants without art and design qualifications or experience may be asked to submit a digital portfolio in advance of an invitation to interview.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers76%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Explore traditional and contemporary illustration while experimenting with a variety of media, from print and animation to textiles and model making. You are encouraged to develop a breadth of expertise in a variety of illustration fields including: typography, photography, drawing, artist's book, web design, animation, graphic design and print making. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Our close links with industry ensure that the professional practice elements you will undertake are in line with current and future trends. During this course you will develop strong creative and technical skills in visual storytelling, character animation, print and digital, along with having the opportunity to learn industry-standard software. Visit the University of Portsmouth website for more details.
In your first year you will study core elements of illustration alongside developing your practical abilities in areas such as print-making, etching, typography and IT software packages. As the course progresses into your second year, you will develop a more in-depth knowledge of particular themes and topics within illustration. Take units that will allow you to specialise in specific areas and that focus on your professional development. Much of the final year is project work. You can develop your own particular strengths further within a series of projects and a self-elected final project/presentation, encouraging you to develop a portfolio that represents your identity.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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