Falmouth University Illustration

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Falmouth University Illustration

Find your place as an original thinker within the rapidly evolving visual communications industry. You’ll be continually encouraged to challenge yourself, push boundaries and realise your potential.

You’ll learn how to analyse a text, generate strong conceptual solutions, compose an image and use colour effectively. You’ll also strengthen your drawing ability and ultimately develop a unique and compelling visual language. Illustration at Falmouth is renowned and respected for its emphasis on professional practice and its connection to the world of illustration. We’ll teach you about core business skills and you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience on live projects.

Benefits

  • Optional study visits to London and New York
  • Core business skills such as licenses, copyright and tax
  • Expert guidance in key software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver
  • Create your own portfolio website
  • Work on live briefs and meet clients

How the course is taught

A full-time, hands-on course striking a balance between creative freedom and professional practice, BA(Hons) Illustration covers all aspects of the discipline, including drawing, visual studies, and historical and cultural studies. Project work is supported by lectures, seminars, study trips, professional experience and tutorials. You’ll be asked to develop peer and self-evaluation skills, which will be used in critical, conceptual, productive and professional capacities.

Course outline

On this course you’ll learn how to analyse a text, generate strong conceptual solutions, compose an image and use colour effectively. You’ll also strengthen your drawing ability and ultimately develop a unique and compelling visual language.

We’ll help you to network and market yourself. We’ll also teach you about core business skills such as licences, copyright and tax, and key software packages such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.

What you’ll do

Year one

Your first year will begin by focusing on visual problem solving. This will develop your approach to conceptual thinking by encouraging you to explore a wide range of systematic and intuitive thinking strategies. This is strengthened through themed visual studies sessions, which include life drawing to enhance your drawing ability.