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Illustration, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
The Illustration programme offered at Falmouth University celebrates the role that illustration plays within a global context providing opportunities to immerse yourself in the diversity of practice that increasingly defines the subject in the 21st century. 
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Overview

Taught online, this Illustration programme offered at Falmouth University allows you to connect, engage and network with your peers on a global level, offering a learning experience that reflects trends within contemporary professional practice today. It aims to develop creative practitioners who are able to explore new and innovative approaches to visual communication and reflects an increasing interest in the practice of illustration. The course recognises its position as one of the most important forms of visual communication.

Illustration at Falmouth has a long history and reputation, with many of its graduates being internationally recognised for their work. The course aims to produce a community of postgraduate alumni that are successfully embedded and connected within the wider visual communication industry. You will be encouraged to push creative boundaries and both question and influence new thinking on the subject.

Programme Aims

The course aims to develop practitioners who are able to:

  • Innovate within the field of illustration and actively contribute to the ongoing evolution of illustration practice as a form of visual communication.
  • Demonstrate an ability to visually problem solve in an effective and appropriate manner.
  • Promote an understanding of the social, cultural and environmental responsibilities that are integral to the practice of illustration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practical, theoretical, historical and cultural contexts in which illustration operates.
  • Locate your creative practice in relation to local and global audiences within the present climate of accelerated technological and cultural change.
  • Communicate and collaborate confidently with other professionals on a global scale.
  • Facilitate the development of co-operation, self-reliance and critical judgment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process and Practice
  • Visual Language
  • Narrative and Storytelling
  • Professional Practice
  • Major Project (MA only)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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

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General Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:2 level or above in Illustration or a related subject
  • We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply.

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

    5304 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5304 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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