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Entry requirements

2:1 or above in a related undergraduate discipline, although we also accept applications based on equivalent professional knowledge and/or industry experience.

If our Postgraduate Centre catches your imagination, you can apply directly throughout the year by accessing an application form through our website. You will be asked to give the usual application details, to provide some digital images of your work, and to submit a short personal statement. This personal statement is a chance to tell us what you want to do on your chosen programme, the themes that you want to investigate and your longer-term professional goals.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA Illustration programme encourages the development of an independent, distinctive illustrative practice, through engaging with contemporary approaches, contexts, audiences and debates.

While the field of contemporary illustration is rapidly expanding, becoming more fluid, autonomous and interdisciplinary in nature, the role of the illustrator provokes many new possibilities for the practitioner and discipline as a whole.

As well as the illustrator’s traditional collaborations with the design community, creative directors and publishers, we encourage self-directed alliances such as the formation of collectives, independent publishing, gallery-based ventures and academic research.

Information for international students

Students commencing postgraduate study will be able to apply for non-means tested student loans, currently around £10,000, to help cover course fees and living costs. These loans will only be available to students who are resident in England and don’t already have a masters qualification.

A graduate of the college is entitled to a discount of 15% on MA fees if they choose to progress onto postgraduate study, no matter what year they graduated. This discount applies to graduates from our pre-degree programmes, as well as our undergraduate degrees.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£15,500

A one year programme for anyone who has already completed their Undergraduate course. Please apply for our range of MA degrees directly to the college, by visiting our postgraduate course pages, selecting the programme you are interested in, and clicking 'Apply now'.

Our International Fees* are very competitive and are less costly than many of our competitors – yet our facilities are world-leading.

Our fees may seem lower than other institutions, but we pride ourselves in being committed to offering students accessible and affordable quality programmes. Please note, fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

*Excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@pca.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 203434