Illustration, M.A. | Part time | University of Plymouth | Plymouth, United Kingdom
24 months
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We offer the opportunity to work in a shared entrepreneurial, enterprising, outward looking, creative community of practice in the midst of the University and benefit from all of the facilities, networking, collaboration and opportunities on offer. The MA Illustration programme is offered at University of Plymouth.

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Personal practice and exploration, critical evaluation, UN Sustainability Goals, and the business of Illustration are at the core of the curriculum.

Resources cover traditional drawing, printmaking and fabrication workshops to virtual reality drawing, 3D printing and other emerging technologies. This new MA Illustration  at University of Plymouth , is a 2 year part-time course, but with full time access to the Illustration studios and facilities.

Key features 

  • Engage with award winning tutors, sharing and discussing ideas as you develop your practice.
  • Use the studios as professional incubation units allowing you to identify yourself as a professional brand or collective whilst studying for your MA. 
  • Enjoy full time access to the facilities and resources, whilst on a part-time mode.
  • Work with a highly skilled team of technicians who deliver specific practical workshops (as available) in printmaking, letterpress, book binding, photography, ceramics, textiles, wood and metal as well as digital software.
  • Collaborate with other University of Plymouth departments and academics as well as external businesses on practical and/or research projects and initiatives.
  • MILL701PD may be taken as a stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module as an introduction to the MA course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process 
  • Practice 
  • Content & Context 
  • Publication & Dissemination 
  • Consolidation / Synthesis: Project & Report 
  • Consolidation / Synthesis: Dissertation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full.


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent plus supporting portfolio of work and a 200 - 500 word draft statement of intent. But we will consider students below 2:1 if they can demonstrate a strong academic portfolio or a record of professional experience. 
  • Candidates are interviewed before an offer is made.
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent required for overseas students.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Part time (Home) - £530 per 10 credits. 

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Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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