University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


This course offers students the chance to challenge the boundaries of illustration, both in its practice and its context; contemporary illustration practice has grown to encompass a broad range of ambitions and opportunities for the image makers and storytellers. The programme offers a creative and intellectual environment in which students can rigorously pursue a project of self-directed study, and the systematic production of a body of work on a topic of specific interest within the field of illustration.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in a chosen subject or a related discipline and/or relevant work experience, demonstrating the ability to study at postgraduate level. Applicants will be invited to an applicant day and asked to present a portfolio of work. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Stage 1: research methods (practice and context); exploratory illustration practice. Stage 2: illustration practice and development; illustration (collaborative practice). Stage 3: illustration final project (realisation and dissemination).

Assessment methods

Practical work and theoretical writing is assessed. Group and individual assessment is undertaken.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Farnham Campus Farnham GU9 7DS South East

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