Illustration and Graphics BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.723 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
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This Illustration and Graphics course runs in 2016/17.
This course is for those students who wish to turn their creative flair into a fully developed professional creative career. The course teaches those skills needed to work in the highly contemporary field of illustration, graphic design, animation and creative media both in the UK and internationally.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This course focuses on image making using a wide variety of materials, processes and technologies across print, 3D and moving image formats. It encourages students to push boundaries to create new and exciting forms of visual communication.
Students work on a wide range of professional creative briefs, set by practitioners in the field. Students also develop contacts during their time on the course, working for a variety of clients and on external opportunities.
The course offers access to a wide range of technologies, studios and workshop facilities including Adobe Creative Suite software, 3D software, screen printing facilities, 3D clay modeling, laser cutting, stop motion animation studio, photography and video resources and digital print bureau.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- working alongside our award winning staff who continue to work as professional artists, designers, illustrators and animators on external research projects;
- the opportunity to apply for a work placement or undertake live projects in year two of study. Students can also undertake a sandwich year of study or work abroad - recent opportunities have included placements with Silverback Studios, Digital 2.0 games, a video project with the Specials, large scale wall illustrations for City of Coventry Health Centre, editorial illustrations for Camping and Caravan Club magazine and Erasmus placements at Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna;
- support to enter national competitions including Penguin Design Awards, Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, YCN, D&AD Student Awards, Creative Conscience Awards; Our students have had considerable success in these competitions;
- a programme of visiting speakers including Paul Davis, Gemma Correll, Ian Francis and John Stezaker;
- field trips are often organised across courses and there will be a range of opportunities on offer. In the past, students have visited China, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and New York.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The first year focuses on developing new skills and applying these to project briefs. Students are taught essential software packages, screen print and drawing skills as well as developing their ideas skills in graphic design, illustration for editorial and narrative, character design and typography. Alongside this, students study professional practice and have contextual modules.
Level 2 focuses on developing students own personal approach to illustration and design and begin to apply this within a professional context. Experimentation is encouraged and students explore a range of workshops including 3D modeling, moving image and digital approaches. Students undertake either a short placement or work on live client based modules in this year.
You also have the choice to take part in an optional placement or study abroad year.
In the final year students undertake a major project as well as a variety of competition and live external briefs. Students work towards building a highly creative and professionally credible portfolio ready to enter their chosen industry specialism. Students studying Illustration and Graphics have the opportunity to enter a broad range of creative fields and to support this choice they write a dissertation which investigates their chosen marketplace.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, workshops, tutorials and crits.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessment will include a variety of types of submission including: practical project work, presentations and short written work including blogs.
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed as follows: practical coursework 70%; essays/reports 20%; presentations 10%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour small group session or personal tutorial
Medium group teaching: 1 hour of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 2 hours lectures plus 12 hours studio time each week
Personal study: 20 hours of self-directed studio practice or personal study"