Taught course


Arts University Bournemouth · Arts University Bournemouth

Entry requirements

Contact admissions on +44 1202 363228 or email admissions@aub.ac.uk

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Illustration course encourages practitioners to question the nature of their practice and its context and position relative to the creative industries.

It recognises an expansive understanding of illustration through the exploration of relationships between illustrator as author, their audience and presentation, and sites and contexts for the work. Ideas are developed through specific individual approaches to research into practice and reflective enquiry. You may come to the course from a number of diverse backgrounds including illustration, graphic design, printmaking, drawing, photography and painting, or from outside art and design practice, having experience across other subject disciplines but demonstrating an abiding interest and evidence of a passion for illustration in all or any of its forms, good ideas and a willingness to take risks with your work.

Information for international students

For further information, call the International Office. Contact 01202 363233 or email international@aub.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work60
Professional practice20

Course contact details

Astrid MacKellar
+44 (0)1202 363384