York St John University

12750 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA Illustration programme from York Saint John University invites illustrators to develop their professional practice through a sustained engagement with the subject. 


You will expand your illustration practice and develop your expertise by researching a diverse range of contemporary illustration practices and by consolidating your creative practice through a practice-led examination of your visual interests. 

This MA Illustration programme from York Saint John University encourages sustained engagement with illustration practice within a robust creative community. Students are supported to develop their specialism, including book illustration, comics, community art practice, narrative drawing, professionalise their artistic practice and develop their critical thinking skills. 

The course offers opportunities to develop live projects as well as studio practice. A diverse range of academic staff with a range of specialisms and visiting professionals will enrich the experience of the course. The programme structure allows you to focus on illustration through studio practice interwoven with a critical studies programme. This programme will support you to be a versatile creative professional illustrator.

Programme Structure

Your illustration practice is supported through critical and contextual studies which are integrated into the programme, providing philosophical frameworks that address concepts and histories of image making and narrative work. This enables you to underpin your individual approach as an illustrator.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Requirements for entry are currently being developed. Please register your interest in this course using the form below.
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of visual work. This can be done digitally.
  • Some applicants may be invited for interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of  .
  • EU/EEA

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 GBP per year and a duration of  .


A £1000 fee reduction will be offer to International Students (Non EU) for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

York St John University