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Illustration - Authorial Practice

Falmouth University

12 months
19300 GBP/year
9900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the Illustration - Authorial Practice programme from Falmouth University, you’ll learn to see your work as an evolving practice, as you challenge and re-evaluate your personal vision and voice with the help of experienced practitioners.


At the heart of this Illustration - Authorial Practice course at Falmouth University is an examination of authorship and storytelling. Through hands-on workshops, you’ll develop skills like screen-printing, creative writing and bookbinding, while working on longer-term projects in your choice of media. 

Taking an entrepreneurial approach, you’ll develop your professional practice and consider outlets for your work.

You will:

  • Join the only MA Illustration course with a specific academic focus on authorial practice
  • Mount a professional presentation of work from your negotiated project
  • Access professional facilities, including a print room and dedicated MA studio space
  • Learn from high profile guest speakers and industry-savvy tutors
  • Benefit from our close relationship with independent publisher Atlantic Press, with opportunities for placements and internships
  • Study over one or two years

Programme Structure

  • As the only course focused on authorial practice, we’ll cover every aspect of the profession. 
  • By researching, analysing and evolving your approach, and working with increasing independence, you’ll progress and grow as an experienced professional. 
  • On top of practical work, you’ll explore audience awareness and professional development by producing two analytical essays and delivering a presentation on subjects you find interesting.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from those with relevant equivalent Level 6 qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience, and a demonstrable interest in the subject.
  • We’ll also welcome your application if you have formal or 'certified' learning (such as training courses not run by universities or colleges) and learning from work experience or self-study. 
  • This is called Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and should have been gained within the last five years, and be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.
  • APL applicants using experience to apply should note there is a £200 application fee for entry with advanced standing or with exemption from specific modules or credit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Falmouth

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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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