London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Taught by leading top design professionals such as acclaimed children's book illustrator Bruce Ingman and commercial illustrator and Quentin Blake Prize'winner Laura Carlin, our dedicated BA Illustration course will advance your creative and industry skills in our traditional and contemporary studios and workshops, covering everything from letterpress to digital illustration. Our students also make the most of our excellent industry contacts, aided by the arts scene around our east London location, which all help to give your career a boost by offering live projects, industry visits and up'to'the'minute understanding of the illustration world. Recognising both the individual creative voice of the illustrator as well as the demands and opportunities of commercial commissions, this course will build a portfolio that prepares you for entry to this thriving and exciting sector. Added value: Our students take up opportunities to show work at cultural hotspots such as the British Library.

Course Modules

Level 1 topics include: drawing as visual research; software; printmaking; animation; cultural studies. Level 2 topics include: illustration live projects; photography; drawing and painting; digital technologies; cultural studies and professional practice. Level 3 topics include: major project; professional practice; live project/ placement/competition; dissertation/report.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • Course specific