BA (Hons) Illustration

On our Illustration BA you’ll find your distinctive creative voice and gain the skills you need to transform your passion for design into a successful career.

Illustration spans a huge range of visual communication practices. On this course, we provide you with the space, facilities and support to explore these techniques and approaches to the full and discover where your artistic vision lies. You’ll spend time drawing from life, and experiment with traditional ‘messy’ processes like printmaking and 3D making techniques such as metalwork, casting and laser cutting. Alongside this physical grounding, you’ll learn to explore ideas and develop skills through digital mediums and emerging technologies.

Studying on our Harrow campus you’ll be part of a close-knit creative community. You’ll have access to a vast range of facilities, including large studios, 3D workshops and our Emerging Media Space, and also spend time off campus, observing visual culture in London.

Throughout the course, our focus is on building your credentials as a creative professional – teaching you how to develop your portfolio, negotiate with clients, and build your brand. Between your second and third years you can choose to spend a placement year with a studio or design company, enabling you to gain valuable industry experience and define the field you want to pursue.

There are plenty of opportunities to work on live industry briefs – both within study modules and via our award-winning Westminster Enterprise Network. Through our membership of the Association of Illustrators and D&AD, you’ll have access to events, industry-set competitions, awards schemes and other opportunities. At the end of your course, you can take part in a prestigious graduate show, showcasing your work to industry professionals.

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£15,400 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time