Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Illustration as a subject has expanded from traditional print to many forms of communication. This course offers you the broadest practical and critical exploration of both subjects and possibilities. It builds key skills in creative image communication, enabling your practice to be successful and develop in the direction you choose. Graduates consistently produce internationally recognised award'winning work.

Course Modules

Core and optional modules include: Year 1: illustration/animation studies I: working methods; illustration/animation studies II: narrative and sequence; themes in the history of design for communication and media I; themes in the history of design for communication and media II; drawing studies; portfolio and end of year show I. Year 2: illustration/animation studies III; illustration/animation studies IV; history of illustration; contextual studies; careers management; portfolio and end of year show II. Year 3: illustration/animation studies V; professional portfolio; professional practice; dissertation; degree show exhibition.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher AAAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBC
  • Interview
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 88%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

52% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation