BA (Hons) Illustration- Design Foundation Year (WW22)




Southampton Solent University

BA (Hons) Illustration- Design Foundation Year

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Średnia z matury ze wszystkich przedmiotów na poziomie podstawowym i rozszerzonym 50% 50%
Z matury z jednego przedmiotu rozszerzonego - 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -

About the course

On this innovative course you can turn your stories and creative concepts into narrative art by exploring the art of illustration and visual communication in children’s and adult’s narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration.

In dedicated studio space at our Below Bar campus, you’ll study a variety of units such as concepts and themes, visual language, critical discourse, editorial, fairytale and folklore and contemporary art critique, with options to specialise in your preferred area.

You’ll also propose, plan and produce a body of work that will draw together your technical and conceptual skills and demonstrate competence in studio protocols and proficiency in applying methods, materials and technologies. This innovative degree explores the art of illustration and visual communication in children’s and adult’s narrative, together with editorial and journalistic illustration.

Students are encouraged to experiment and develop their own voice in an environment where they will feel free to take risks and be ambitious in developing their personal approach to visual art as either a practitioner or critic and theorist. To underpin creativity and encourage understanding of transferable skills and management of learning, emphasis is placed on gaining hands-on practice, from working in the print room to drawing on the streets, and working on projects and case studies to gain experience of working on live briefs.

In previous years, students have been given the opportunity to exhibit, both in Southampton and London, and to have their work seen by a collection of art directors and agencies. Past students have also been encouraged to enter industry competitions to gain exposure for their creative work and have also been able to publish and print their work through our in-house printing organisation to sell at artists’ book fairs.


What does this course lead to?

Course graduates have found a wide variety of roles, including freelance illustrators, gallery curators and technicians, printmaking technicians, graphic designers, private press publishers, junior web designers, and art and textiles technicians.

Who is this course for?

Solent’s BA (Hons) Illustration programme is perfect for students from a creative background who are aspiring to careers in printmaking, book illustration, graphic design or arts teaching.

Graduates will have developed a professional portfolio and will be well positioned to progress into further study at postgraduate level.

Modular structure

Year one:

Core units

  • Skills Workshop 1
  • Concepts and Themes
  • Visual Research
  • History and Critique
  • Visual Language
  • Skills Workshop 2.

Year two:

Core units

  • The Society of Superstition and Phobia
  • Editorial
  • Contemporary Art Critique
  • Critical Discourse.


  • Children’s Picture Book Illustration: Concepts
  • Narrative Book Illustration: Concepts
  • Children’s Picture Book Illustration: Realisation and Production
  • Narrative Book Illustration: Realisation and Production
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives
  • Model Your Own Business
  • Curriculum Plus including Languages

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three:

Core units

  • Dissertation
  • Negotiated Study
  • Final Major Project.

Fees and costs

The tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are:

  • UK and EU full-time fees: £9,250 per year

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