Illustration and Concept Art is an exciting, innovative one year honours stage course, structured to enable you to realise a professional identity and portfolio for employment within the creative industries.
This course primarily aims to provide progression from the Foundation Degree in Illustration and Concept Art onto level 6 (honours stage) so that you can attain the qualification of BA (Hons). In addition, the course also offers opportunities for students from other Art, Design and Media Foundation Degrees and HND’s, including professionals and practitioners wishing to gain an academic qualification at this level.
Run by a professional team with involvement from industry partners this course offers you great opportunities to work in an inspiring and realistic environment using industry standard equipment and software.
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.
This course is a perfect progression route from the FdA Illustration and Concept Art
- Course Level
- Ucas Code
The course is structured to enable students to pursue a career in a range of concept art and illustration roles: creature design/character and environment design for film/games/TV, children’s book illustration, both fiction and non-fiction, art for animation, publishing, advertising and editorial illustration. During this time, developing and realizing creative, practical, intellectual and transferable skills.
Modules studied include:
• Major Project Visual Development
• Major Project Realization
• Portfolio Development & Promotion
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time
All work students undertake within this year is negotiated with their programme and module tutors and has to tie in with the criteria and outcomes of the written modules within the programme specifications. Tutor support is given to ensure that students both understand the criteria and that they are tailoring their work to support progression into their chosen profession within the creative industries.
There are a variety of assessment methods
Design Books: project development & reflective evaluations
Traditional portfolio of work
Digital portfolios of work
Reports and essays
End of Year Shows
One of the following:
• Foundation Degree Illustration and Concept Art – 240 CATS points
• Foundation Degree/HND in relevant area such as illustration, concept art, animation, fine art or graphic design
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.
Although employment is the normal progression route for the majority of graduates there is also the opportunity to continue with studies at Masters level or apply for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).