You work on illustration practices, processes and outcomes, including commercial, editorial, authorial, sequential, multiform or active/participatory. You produce work for print and publishing, international competitions, children's picture books, zines, graphic novels, digital and screen-based production including animation, motion or large-scale installation.
You study at MIMA School of Art & Design, an art school led by Teesside University and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), an international contemporary museum and gallery. You gain a full artistic experience, learning in a social space that inspires dynamic ideas, fuels collaboration and allows you to build local, national and international networks with industry professionals for your future illustration career.
You could work as a freelancer or as an in-house studio illustrator across print, publishing or digital/screen with a degree in Illustration programme, offered by Teesside University.
You are taught by tutors with strong industry backgrounds and excellent networks. You have access to international artists and cutting-edge practice through MIMA’s visiting speaker programme. Recent speakers include Jimmy Turrell, Charli Vince, Nosy Crow publishing house and the contemporary studio Visual Editions. The course is also affiliated to the Association of Illustrators, providing access to their professional advice and content.
- Fundamental Illustration
- Illustration for Communication
- Illustration in Brief
- Launchpad: Exit to Industry
- Masters Project: Illustration
- Research Methods
- Visual Identity
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts Graphic Design View 528 other Masters in Design in United Kingdom
- You will normally have a first degree in related discipline (2.2 minimum) or relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.
- In addition, international students will require IELTS or equivalent.
International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6100 GBP per year during 12 months.
Fee for UK applicants
- £3,935 a year with advanced practice
- Part-time: £680 for each 20 credits
Fee for international applicants
- £8,500 a year with advanced practice
Living costs for Middlesbrough
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.