• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

World-renowned as a leading creative university, Falmouth has a long history of seeing many of its alumni internationally-recognised for their pioneering illustrative work. Some of the reputable publishers Falmouth alumni have gone on to produce work for include The Telegraph, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Penguin Random House.

During this Illustration programme from Falmouth University you’ll also be part of an international online community of like-minded creatives, and have the opportunity to be well-connected and make your mark within the wider visual communication industry.

What topics will you cover?

Some of the topics you’ll cover during your online MA Illustration studies are:

  • Ideas Generation – Critically examine the different contexts and applications of illustration with a view to positioning your own practice.
  • Visual Language – Explore approaches to the core mark-making skills relevant to illustration and strengthen your observational drawing skills.
  • Narrative – Examine the role of storytelling within visual communication across all contexts.
  • Professional Practice – Develop professional skills and build your professional industry networks.

Studying flexibly with Falmouth University

The creative sector continues to grow globally. Whether you seek to enhance or begin your career in the creative sector, Falmouth University's flexible learning programmes equip you with the right skills and knowledge to do so, without interrupting your income and career progression.

Key Facts

  • Learn flexibly from home, the workplace or on the move anywhere in the world through Falmouth Flexible intuitive online learning platform.
  • Get student benefits, as a Falmouth Flexible student, you enjoy the same status as any on-campus students, from receiving a Student ID card and qualifying to apply for a NUS student discount card.
  • Graduate with an award equal in title and quality as given to Falmouth university on campus students and have the opportunity to attend your graduation ceremony in the UK.

Career opportunities include:

  • Freelance Illustration
  • Illustration Agent
  • Publishing (adult / children)
  • Creative Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Concept Artist (film / animation)
  • Web Design / Interactive / New Media
  • Art Direction
  • Paper Engineering
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process and Practice
  • Visual Language
  • Narrative and Storytelling
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in Illustration or a related subject
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening or TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test) with a minimum of 88 overall and at least 21 in all 4 components). 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5172 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5172 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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