BA (Hons) Illustration [NEW]
Studying illustration opens the door to diverse careers in the creative industries. You will respond to ideas, explore narratives and work across a range of media, including 2D, 3D and moving image. Self-directed projects could range from editorial to narrative, 3D model-making to film, animation to artists' books, providing excellent preparation for the commercial world.
UK-specific contents may not be applicable to HK students
Build your professional skills in illustration
We encourage you to create and develop your own personal visual language. Through the research project module, you will be able to build your creative, professional and research skills, critical questioning and persuasion skills, and expand your ideas about what illustration can be and do.
Graduates can work across all areas of the creative industries, such as film directors, set designers, art/creative directors, illustration agents, visualisers, designers, model-makers, animators, storyboard artists, puppeteers, theatrical/ film costume and prop designers.
- Preparation for Extended Study in Illustration
This module is designed to give you the opportunity to define a programme of study on a self-initiated basis in preparation for the major “Extended Study in Illustration” module. You will learn through experience how to identify and articulate personal aims and how to plan and manage a period of self-directed work. You will develop a personal creative methodology in relation to professional contemporary illustration practices.
- Independent Research Project
Students design and produce a research project that develops a specialised interest in contemporary critical debates and contexts for contemporary creative production. There will be workshops and lectures to support you in developing your ideas, designing and implementing research projects, and provide guidance on independent study. Supervision tutorials will support your on-going research, critical reading and writing.
- Extended Study in Illustration
During the module, you will progress your work through sketchbooks that contain contextual and cultural reference material that informs your work. You will submit an evaluative statement (written or alternative format submission) complementing the final body of work that demonstrates an understanding of individual creative practice in relation to contemporary critical, cultural and professional contexts. You are required to critically reflect on research sources, application of methodology and the success of the outcome in relation to your original intentions.
Professional Practice and Work Experience in Illustration 3
This module enables you to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of your area of practice in relation to the professional context, and develop strategies for graduation and progression to employment or further studies. The module is designed to contribute to the refinement of your contextual understanding of your discipline, and enable you to focus this towards identified personal career aspirations and the opportunities offered, directly and indirectly, by the industry.
Portfolio(s) and project, etc
QF Level : Level 5
Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5
Holders of the following VTC Higher Diploma (HD) programmes:
- HD in Illustration
- HD in Visual Communication
Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Design area awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (such as a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;
- At least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component, or an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
- Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
- Registration Fee : HK$3,500
- Tuition Fee : HK$91,850 by 2 instalments
(Deduct up to HK$33,740 via NMTSS)
|Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).|
Career ProspectsGraduates can work across all areas of the creative industries, such as film directors, set designers, art/creative directors, illustration agents, visualisers, designers, model-makers, animators, storyboard artists, puppeteers, theatrical/ film costume and prop designers.