While the field of contemporary illustration is rapidly expanding, becoming more fluid, autonomous and interdisciplinary in nature, the role of the illustrator provokes many new possibilities for the practitioner and discipline as a whole.
As well as the illustrator’s traditional collaborations with the design community, creative directors and publishers, we encourage self-directed alliances such as the formation of collectives, independent publishing, gallery-based ventures and academic research.
Awareness of contemporary global practices is a starting point for rigorous investigation and debate, enriching your understanding of both the potential and relevance of the discipline as a whole, as well as your own social responsibilities as an image-maker and designer.
The student of the Illustration programme from Arts University Plymouth will propose and negotiate a self-initiated project that encourages exploration and inquiry into personally central concerns, whether commercial, self-authored or entrepreneurial in nature.
The programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies. The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.
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- The comprehensive Masters structure, which is shared across our specialist programmes, enables our postgraduate students to focus on creative strategies and processes through three sequential modules which support you in investigating, testing and developing your ideas.
- The core tuition focuses on training, research methodology, critical thinking, design, practice-led research methods and professional and conceptual frameworks, with an opportunity for negotiated study under specialist supervision for MFA and MA by Research students.
- By combining modules with specialist assignments and personal project proposals, you will be able to achieve depth and specialisation within your subject area, while at the same time becoming equipped with robust approaches, methodologies and techniques that can be applied across the commercial, social and public sectors.
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts View 586 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.
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International16500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £4,850
- International: £8,800
Living costs for Plymouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.