#CoursesGalore: Illustration

If you're interested in pursuing your education in Illustration, here are some essential tips about this course that you should know!

What is it?

A good illustration has the power to stop us in our tracks, to make us ponder and sometimes even enthuse about it. It often leaves a lasting impact. Illustrations are also becoming increasingly important as aids to communicate, explore, and challenge ideas and information.

What will you study?

The course programme is designed to enable you to develop key skills in imagemaking in a range of media. These include drawing, visual communication, design and technical skills. Most importantly, you are encouraged to be ambitious, experimental and innovative in testing your ideas in new and challenging ways.

The course will also equip you with critical thinking skills to help you become an informed and reflective illustrator, able to design relevant work and articulate your ideas clearly.

Core subjects 

Illustration studies; visual studies; historical and cultural studies; letter and form; historical and theoretical studies; line and colour; professional practice.

Typical course duration

A degree in this subject takes at least three years to complete.


No specific subjects are required for entry into an illustration course, but you should have an aptitude, love and a passion for creatively communicating your ideas visually. 

What do graduates do? 

Illustration graduates can work for book and magazine publishers, advertising agencies, creative agencies or in video production, working as designers, storyboard illustrators, animators, cartoonists etc. You can also be self-employed and work as a freelancer.