Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) (W490)


Coventry University

Illustration and Animation BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury  40%   40%  
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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This Illustration and Animation course runs in 2017/18.

If you enjoy creating your own worlds, developing characters and telling stories in pictures, this course offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in that world and learn about how to become successful in illustration and animation. 

Why choose this course? 

This course provides an exciting mixture of approaches to animation and illustration and can provide you with the necessary skills to function as a professional.

If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • the opportunity to exhibit your work at national and international events. Previous students have exhibited their work at such prestigious events as New Designers, Free Range and the Hangzhou Animation Festival;
  • the opportunity to apply to undertake a work placement or study abroad between years two and three;
  • a teaching team who represent a dynamic range of experience within illustration and animation practice. From publishing to animation and CGI, these award-winning practitioners bring the reality and expectation of creative professional practice into the studio;
  • guidance on a range of technologies, both traditional and technological, that are used in both illustration and animation at a professional level;
  • the opportunity to compete for nationally acclaimed awards. Previous successes include the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, the D&AD Yellow Pencil, Creative Conscience and YCN.


What will I learn? 

This course is based around a wide range of approaches to the development of your own work in relation to both illustration and animation. You will learn a range of image-making techniques, both traditional and digital with an emphasis on ideas generation.

Drawing is a key element that will underpin your studies but you will also study a range of approaches to both disciplines so that you can begin to develop your own signature style.

How will this course be taught? 

Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, seminars and workshops.

How will I be assessed? 

A range of assessment methods will be used in conjunction with clearly defined coursework tasks. Subject specialists, after grading the submission, will be available to give you feedback and assess your work.

Where appropriate, you are encouraged to work with writers or experts in related disciplines. You will credit all participants and must be able to demonstrate your particular contribution to any external collaborative project.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: practical coursework 70%; essays/reports 20%; presentations 10%. A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed, please see page 21 for more details.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

Teaching contact hours 

In a typical week you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: up to 1 hour smaller tutorial/seminar with focused tutor contact

Medium group teaching: 1 hour seminar each week

Large group teaching: 14 hours of studio practice each week

Personal study: 20 hours each week studying and revising in your own time

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Some graduates of this course have gone on to become successful illustrators and animators, including published writer/illustrators who have had their work published both in the UK and internationally. The course is designed to reflect the expectations of creative, professional practice, encouraging students to produce work of the highest calibre. You will have the opportunity to undertake a commission, live brief or competition brief in order to give you a sense of the demands of working for a client or external agency. In your third year you will be expected to choose a project that relates to your prospective career path and that could be a significant addition to your portfolio.

You will be expected to have fulfilled the requirements of the brief to the highest possible standards and to have demonstrated professionalism through both the execution of the work and the management of your production schedule.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Creative Futures unit provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: £9,250

Included in the fees:

  • Some essential art materials provided through workshops;
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;
  • Tuition fee waiver for placement and study abroad year 

Additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip;
  • Any additional specialist printing: £50+ per year

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