Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Illustration

Why choose this course?

This degree in Illustration will help you develop both your illustrative style and flair for creative image-making. The course covers the practical, professional and artistic sides of working as an illustrator with an individual artistic voice, equipping you for a successful career in the creative industries.

You will:

  • Learn how to create compelling images, work to professional standards and understand how your work fits into the industry.
  • Be introduced to a broad range of creative skills, from the generation of ideas to their technical production through printmaking, bookbinding, 3D materials, life drawing, traditional and digital media, with an emphasis on drawing and the development of a unique personal style.
  • Be introduced to professional creative processes and encouraged to expand your abilities through workshops and practical projects.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent. Appropriate AS-Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account.

Where possible, we like to interview all of our applicants in person. If this is problematic, we can arrange a digital portfolio review or an online interview.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Students studying Illustration at the School of Creative Arts have gone on to working in a variety of jobs and industries. Many go on to work as freelance illustrators, book designers, comic artists, storyboard artists, character designers and roles in the animation and games industry.

Course Details


Level 4 introduces students to the fundamental principles of illustration that will help you develop your illustrative style. This includes developing an understanding of the tools and creative techniques you will be using, the historical contexts and theories of illustration, print, production, bookbinding techniques and an understanding of the illustration industry.


Level 5 enables students to develop their individual approach to character design, the role of illustration in society, the conceptual aspects of illustration, the practicalities of preparing work for production as well as exploring the fundamentals of running a business as a freelancer.


Level 6 is negotiated. You will work with staff to pitch the projects that demonstrate your illustrative style, your skills and abilities, your ambition and your understanding of the illustration industry.


Visual Communication
Media & Techniques
Contextual Studies 1
Ideas & Concepts
Print & Production
Creative Futures 1


Characters in Context
Illustration in Action
Contextual Studies 2
Conceptual Illustration
Print & Publishing
Creative Futures 2


Negotiated Practice
Contextual Studies 3
Creative Futures 3
Illustration Degree Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

Are you ready to start building your future?

Contact our admission counseller and get a free consultation.