• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

If you love drawing and design and are willing to commit to serious hard work and dedication there’s a place here for you.

This course aims to replicate, as closely as possible, the attitude, environment and practices found in professional studios. The focus is on transferable, traditional creative skills working hand in hand with high technology.

  • Acquire advanced professional skills leading to a specialist path.
  • Develop and produce a portfolio of creative and professional work.
  • Work on live projects and industrial placements. Identify a chosen specialist area and develop your portfolio accordingly.

If you have a burning passion for creative work which embraces both traditional and digital technologies and want to develop your skills towards employment then Doncaster is the place to be.

Many students progress from this programme onto our BA (Hons) Illustration and Concept Art Top Up course.

Level
Level 4 Level 5
Duration
2 years full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

Year one is skills acquisition and training. Focusing on the development of skills in the following modules:

  • Drawing Fundamentals
  • Drawing and Concept Art
  • Digital Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Illustration and Design
  • Visual Literacy Theory and Practice
  • Visual Communication in Context

All of these areas can be developed during year two through specialist projects, industrial practice and a major project.

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

Year two concentrates on the application of skills and the development of creativity from year one within illustration, animation, game art, effects and concept art. You can determine your own specialist pathway towards employment or further study. All students have the opportunity to work on live and simulated industry projects, enter international competitions and exhibit at a final show. All year two work can be aligned to a particular area of interest. Modules studied include:

  • Professional Practice
  • Work Based Learning 1
  • Work Based Learning 2
  • Industry Research & Report
  • Major Project

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 64 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Art & Design GNVQ- Pass
  • AVCE, Art & Design- Grade C
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of design related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
Work on live projects in a studio environment

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 64 UCAS Tariff Points- from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC National qualifications or a Foundation Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma in an art related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Art & Design GNVQ- Pass
  • AVCE, Art & Design- Grade C
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of design related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

Click here for Application Information