Illustration and Visual Media

Course Introduction

BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media is a studio-based course that aims to produce creative and innovative illustrators who are prepared to take risks with their work. This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant and Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**What can you expect?**

The course offers you the intellectual and creative space to examine existing definitions of illustration whilst exploring future directions. This enables you to work in a broad range of media, processes and techniques. Image based storytelling is the basis for what we do and we do not purely follow the figurative drawing base of traditional illustration courses, instead we encourage you to work in a broad range of media, processes and techniques. The course is not defined by a medium or material and not limited to a style but fuelled by a desire to communicate by whatever means are appropriate. This can be presented as sculpture, typography, photography, film, animation, digital, print based or a combination of all of these. The course is led by a team of practising artists, designers, researchers and academics who will support you in becoming well informed and critically engaged.

**About London College of Communication**

London College of Communication is for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them. Through a diverse, world-leading community of teaching, research and partnerships with industry, we enable our students to succeed as future-facing creatives in the always-evolving design, media and screen industries. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies, including Penguin, the National Trust and Royal Mail, to name a few.

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Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees