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Full time | Farnham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Illustration

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

Contemporary illustration practice has grown to encompass a broad range of ambitions and opportunities for image makers and storytellers. The growth of online digital cultures - and the impact of digital image creation on traditional image making - requires flexible and adaptable practitioners, and it provides unique opportunities for the entrepreneurial illustrator.

Our course offers you the chance to challenge the boundaries of illustration, both in its practice and its context, and is primarily concerned with the illustrated narrative. It offers you a creative and intellectual environment in which you can rigorously pursue a project of self-directed study, and produce a body of work on a topic of your interest within the field of illustration.

Our course enjoys a long tradition of original narrative and storytelling through images, reflecting staff expertise and practice in these areas. As a student here you'll get to explore narrative storytelling, authorship, self-publishing, book production and visual narratives through the development of a personal project.

This MA course supports you to develop your own independent voice and to identify an audience. You're encouraged to take a self-directed entrepreneurial approach, developing and exploring creative opportunities and options for your work. This entrepreneurial emphasis will be supported by access to specialist facilities such as digital media suites, photography, printmaking and bookmaking.

Our course also provides you with the opportunity for extended critical debate, a high degree of critical reflection and integration of theoretical and practical concerns as part of an ambitious body of work. It will also promote in-depth, rigorously conducted research, to ensure you're able to contextualise your own work in relation to the leading practices in illustration.

Visiting lecturers and practitioners inform and cultivate professional development, encouraging you to question and debate. Recent visiting lecturers have included Graham Rawle, Olivier Kugler, Nick White, Luke Best, Mathew Richardson and Posy Simmonds.

Facilities:

We have dedicated illustration studios with natural lighting, digital media suites with Macs and PCs programmed with the latest industry-standard design software for high quality print production. There is an open access printmaking studio with relief and block printing, plate or stone lithography, intaglio, letterpress, photopolymer plate printing and screen-printing. Also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

Careers:

Graduates from our MA Illustration course go on to establish careers in a diverse range of exciting areas, such as:

  • Freelance illustration
  • Self-publishing
  • Artist practice
  • Printmaking
  • Curation
  • Editing
  • Animation
  • Project management
  • Education
  • Design
  • Digital imaging
  • Web authoring
  • Multi-media production.

Modules

This unit focuses on self-directed practice, in which you'll define and develop individual rationales and methods of working.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline and Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has been educating students with practice-based courses for over 160 years and is the best specialist university for the arts in the UK (#1, Complete University Guide). In 2019, the University received the Gold standard from the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). UCA has four campuses (Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester), each with their own creative specialities and...more

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