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.
Where: Interactive Design Institute
What: BA (Hons) Illustration (University of Hertfordshire degree)
by Ashley - May 2014
I have been studying with IDI for the past year and have found the course to be fun, varied and well structured. I chose to complete my Illustration degree via distance learning as I wanted to travel and the course allowed me to do this. It is not without it's struggles though, although I am a part time student it is important not to underestimate the time allowance needed to complete your studies. It is a challenge! Most importantly the course has allowed me to move forward with my life and aspirations, without faulting in my studies. Not having a face to face tutor presence in the classroom takes some adjustment, but the tutors will engage with you as much as you require, and the forums are full of fellow peers discussing work and providing feedback. All in all, if you need flexibility with your studies this is the ideal route.
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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