University of Brighton Illustration

University of Brighton Illustration

Study Illustration at Brighton and you’ll develop your understanding of the subject intellectually as well as practically.

You’ll get to grips with issues at the heart of how we communicate visually and develop your own visual language. Stimulating studio-based practice is rigorously underpinned by cultural and critical studies, skills workshops, seminars and one-off live projects.

Our strength is in an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach, mixing traditional craft with modern digital practices. You will be able to develop work through analogue techniques as well as digital, print, web and interactive mediums.

Optional study trips abroad, packed with studio and gallery visits, will enhance your experience. Opportunities to exhibit are plentiful, culminating in a graduate show that attracts about 12,000 visitors each year. This rich, instructive and creative course provides an excellent springboard for working in the creative industries or forging a creative practice of your own.

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBB–CCC (120–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range. We are looking for highly motivated and creative students. We will consider you on an individual basis. Your portfolio is the most important and mandatory part of your application. If your predicted or actual grades fall below the range below but you can evidence your thinking, ideas and abilities through a high-quality portfolio we will still consider your application.

Art foundation diploma
Pass. A foundation diploma is not a requirement for entry – it is just one of a range of qualifications that is accepted for admission to this course.

International Baccalaureate
32 points.

Access to HE diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Art and design courses preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, and 30 credits must be at merit or above.