Illustration - Authorial Practice

Falmouth University

12 months
16000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At the heart of this Illustration - Authorial Practice studio-based course offered at Falmouth University is an examination of authorship and storytelling within illustration. 


Programme Overview

During the Illustration - Authorial Practice at Falmouth University, you’ll take part in workshops in 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 consider the outlets for your work and develop your professional practice. At the end of the course, you’ll mount a professional presentation of work from your negotiated project.

Programme Structure

Typical workshops:

  • Research Journals

  • Creative Writing

  • Screen Printing

  • Life Drawing

  • Listening to Images

  • Book Art

  • Printmaking & Collography

  • Etching

  • Composition

  • Professional Practice

  • Table Top Book Binding

  • Visual Thinking

  • InDesign I

  • What are Archives?

  • Professional Practice, Networking & Entrepreneurship

  • Visual Narrative

  • Perspective

  • Book Design, Layout & InDesign

  • Bookbinding

  • Graphic Design

Over the course of the year you'll be required to produce a sequence of three negotiated practical projects based on personal authorial illustration work.The lecture and seminar series Illustration Discourses supports the practical work, running concurrently with a research journal, which builds connections and the opportunity to reflect on practice. 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

We welcome applications from those with relevant Level 6 qualifications, or relevant equivalent experience, and a demonstrable interest in their subject.

If you have professional experience, this can sometimes be substituted for traditional academic qualifications. This experience should be current (gained within the last five years) and should be equivalent to the learning outcomes of our minimum entry qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • £4,250 - part-time UK/EU.
  • £8,000 - part-time international.


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Illustration - Authorial Practice
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