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Introduction

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


Programme Features

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.


Career prospects
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.


Modules

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.


Assessment
Portfolio(s) and project, etc  

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of the following VTC Higher Diploma (HD) programmes:

  • HD in Illustration
  • HD in Visual Communication   

OR

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;

OR

  • 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.
 
 
Fees & Funding

Fees
 

Application Fee : HK$200
Registration Fee : HK$3,500
Tuition Fee : HK$91,850 by 2 instalments 

 

 

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

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.

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Ms. Jessica Ho

Tel. no.

2835 4581 

Email

jessicaho@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Mr Red Tai

Tel. no.

3928 2484

Email

redtai@vtc.edu.hk

 

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Application for registration of this course has been submitted to Non-local Courses Registry and is under process.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.