Taught course

Illustration and Visual Media

Institution
University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have an honours degree in either illustration, visual communication or graphic design or closely related subjects, however, we do accept candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines. We also welcomes students with relevant experience or those who may have previously worked in industry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a practice-led course that explores both the theory and practice of illustration across a broad range of visual media. MA Illustration and Visual Media aims to develop your visual voice with an emphasis on critical engagement with both the discipline and the world at large. This may take the form of investigating abstract concepts from disciplines such as science, technology and philosophy by developing bespoke visual languages to translate these ideas to diverse audiences.

Other approaches may also include using critical ideas to produce self-directed visual authorship. Practical projects and technical workshops are run in tandem with theoretical and critical seminars in order to support the relationship between critical and practice based learning.

This approach provides you with a unique platform from which to produce relevant and engaging work within the discipline of illustration that has resonance and value to the world at large. Through the development of a portfolio of work the course places graduates in a position to work across sectors as diverse as visual communication, art direction, information communication, branding, news, current affairs, entertainment, art and design as well as encouraging visual authorship.

The course supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice.

Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500
International students
£19,350

Learn more at the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
info@lcc.arts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7514 6599