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Our guide to undergraduate illustration courses

Illustration courses introduce students to the various disciplines required to become professionals in the design and illustration industry. Typically, these programmes are designed to give you a broad skill level in areas such as drawing, animation, material and medium selection, digital production and the application of software. Courses will also encourage students’ professional development via theoretical and placement studies, and the undertaking of critical studies aimed at creating a knowledgeable and introspective practitioner.

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Exciting Fun Course With Top Teaching

Where: Ulster University

What: Graphic Design and Illustration BDes (Hons)

by Terri-Ann - April 2015

I am a placement student on this course. I was lucky to get work experience with Ulster University during their rebranding which turned out to be an exciting year. I have loved every minute of the course. Have a look on my website to see some of my work and don't be afraid to email me if you have any questions on the course! :)

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Undergraduate Student Story: Illustration

Adam’s certainly not short of inspiration as he studies illustration in the picturesque city of Cardiff… Name: Adam Travers Course: BA (Hons) Illustration Institution: Cardiff School of Art & Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff more

Related undergraduate careers: Illustrator

Illustrators produce drawings, paintings or diagrams that help make a product more attractive or easier to understand. Sometimes illustration and graphic design are combined. Illustrators may work on a variety of products, including books and book jackets; brochures and leaflets; educational reference materials; instruction manuals; greetings cards; packaging and magazines. They work in many different styles and for many different projects, ranging from illustrations for children’s books to detailed technical diagrams for manufacturers. In most cases they...more

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