This Illustration programme, offered by Teesside University, helps you develop your unique voice and to become competitive and recognizable as an individual creator. It also offers early career practitioners an incubation space to challenge and refine their practices, to re-enter the industry with improved confidence and practical skill.
The course is uniquely structured to approach a variety of illustrative outcomes including installation, active/participatory illustration, and authorial illustration – all of which are burgeoning and promising areas.You will have access to industry standard technologies and excellent facilities - including specialist drawing equipment such as Cintiq Wacom Tablets, green screen, motion capture, as well as more traditional facilities such as wet spaces, scanners, drawing tables and light boxes. There are three routes you can choose from to gain an MA Illustration:
- full-time - 2 years with advanced practice (September and January start)
- full-time - 1 year (September start) or 16 months (January start)
- part-time - 2 years.
How you learn
You learn about concepts and methods primarily through keynote lectures and tutorials using case studies and examples. Lectures include presentations from guest speakers from industry. Critical reflection is key to successful problem solving and essential to the creative process. You develop your own reflective practice at an advanced level, then test and assess your solutions against criteria that you develop in the light of your research.
How you are assessed
Various assessment methods are used throughout all of the modules and are specified in the module handbooks. These are primarily what we call in-course assessments, where you submit work during the delivery of the module, rather than sit timed examinations at the end.
Arts modules are generally project based and primarily assessed through appraisal of a portfolio of work, often accompanied by a verbal presentation. Creative work is largely developmental and you are assessed on the process by which you achieve your solutions as well as the result, so it is essential that you provide clear evidence of your development work.
- Adaption and Interpretation
- Fundamental Illustration
- Illustration for Communication
- Launchpad: Exit to Industry
- Research Based Learning
- The Visual Identity
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Graphic Design View 382 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- a good honours degree (at least a 2.2) in a subject related to the field of study
- a post-experience or professional qualification
- equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5900 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £655 per 20 credits
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