Art and Design

BA (Hons) Digital Illustration

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Programme Details
Awarding Body UWTSD
Sector Higher Education
Programme Length 3 years full time, part-time study available
Bilingual Delivery This course is available through the medium of Welsh
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Programme Description:

UCAS Code: C22 

Course Code: W221 

The Digital Illustration degree course at Carmarthen School of Art, Coleg Sir Gar embraces all forms of Illustration over the three years, you’ll develop and apply your creative skills to a variety of Illustrative outcomes ranging from character design and packaging, to editorial illustration, 3D illustration and the exciting worlds of VR and AR.

You will explore a range of methodologies to communicate ideas, concepts and messages through visual language. Individual expression is encouraged throughout your time on the course with an emphasis on exploration and development of a personal visual voice that will distinguish you in today’s exciting world of Illustration.

Class sizes are small and tutor contact is second to none; with fantastic support from lecturers and staff who inspire, motivate and share your passion for Illustration and new technologies. Students are encouraged to collaborate and explore links with other disciplines within the college and venture into new avenues of discovery and innovation.

Programme Features:

This course is designed to equip you to work in an exciting and diverse industry, developing creative attitudes, problem solving skills and practical skills within a variety of media, both traditional and digital. Working on the latest Mac computers you will have access to industry standard software applications, new technologies and be inspired by industry workshops and visiting lecturers.

The course introduces you to essential illustrative processes including digital image manipulation, traditional and digital drawing, concepting, storyboarding, advertising, 2D, 3D & 4D visualisation, motion graphics and preparing your work for print.

The course helps to promote the creative thinking processes together with introducing the skills required to enter the creative industry.

Carmarthen School of Art provides a friendly and supportive environment for students to explore their options and develop their individual style and potential.

Progression and Employment:

Self-employed artist, storyboarding, concept artist, set designer, comic artist, scientific illustration, advertising, packaging design, book illustration, game design, character design, product design, graphic design, archaeological Illustration, client visualisation, educator, post graduate study (MA, PhD).

Programme Content:

Year 1 – A skills based year delivered through a series of workshops. The year comprises of eight modules: 2D & 3D Visualisation, Creative Digital Illustration, Developing Visual Language, Digital Processes, Creative Digital Practice (used within illustration), Study Skills & Developing a Critical and Contextual Language, Critical & Contextual Studies: Theories of Aesthetics and Creative Project.

Year 2 – A developmental year devised to allow you to apply the skills gained in year one to identify personal strengths and areas of interest within a range of industry relevant contexts. The year comprises of five modules: Live Projects, Design Competitions, Professional Skills, Visual & Material Culture and Specialist Project.

Year 3 – A personal negotiated brief which allows you to consolidate your practice and build a portfolio in preparation for future progression and personal ambitions. The year comprises of four modules all based upon individual projects: Visual Research Methodology, Theoretical Perspectives from Practice, Professional Skills: Enterprise & Employability and Major Project; culminating in an opportunity to showcase your work in a final degree show.

Method of Assessment

Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary-sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment including aural and written feedback.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Tariff score points accepted: a minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

Selection procedures

All applicants need to apply online through UCAS. Our UCAS Institution code is C22 and course code is W221. Offers will be made based on the UCAS application, predicted grades (if applicable), UCAS reference and one-to-one interview. Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course. Due to developing a relationship with you from the start our student withdrawal rates are minimal. We continuously strive to turn students into successful professional practitioners.

Mature applicants with relevant prior experience are welcome and are considered on an individual basis. International students will be interviewed by video conferencing.

Delivery Campus Course Length Apply
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS
Full Time Jobswell Campus 3 Years Apply via UCAS

Campus Locations

Campus Address Postcode
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
SA31 3HY

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