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MDes Illustration



your illustrative style and creative flair


Work to professional standards

Live briefs

available, working with real clients


Year of entry: 2022

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 4 YRS (FT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

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. The programme will equip 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
  • learn how to interpret a brief, identify and solve problems, develop creative individuality and produce a professional portfolio
  • gain personal, professional and entrepreneurial skills including working as a freelance artist: from marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients
  • be encouraged to work on live briefs and competitions



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