Coventry University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Module
  • Foreign: $ 12.4k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    This course focuses on image making using a wide variety of materials, processes and technologies across print, 3D and moving image formats. It encourages students to push boundaries to create new and exciting forms of visual communication.

    Students work on a wide range of professional creative briefs, set by practitioners in the field. Students also develop contacts during their time on the course, working for a variety of clients and on external opportunities.

    The course offers access to a wide range of technologies, studios and workshop facilities including Adobe Creative Suite software, 3D software, screen printing facilities, 3D clay modeling, laser cutting, stop motion animation studio, photography and video resources and digital print bureau.

    If you choose this course you will benefit from:

    • our award-winning staff continue to work professionally and on external research projects and share their expertise and experience with students giving you the opportunity to work alongside practicing artists, designers, illustrators and animators;
    • the opportunity to undertake a work placement or undertake live projects in year 2 of study. Students also can undertake a sandwich year of study or work abroad - recent opportunities have included placements with Ash Gaming, Silverback Studios, an international print exchange with PJCAD, Kuala Lumpur, video project with the Specials, large scale wall illustrations for the new City Centre Health Centre, Coventry, editorial illustrations for Camping and Caravan Club magazine and Erasmus placements at Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna;
    • support to enter national competitions including Penguin Design Awards, Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, YCN, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Puffin Digital Prize, Roses Design Awards, D&AD Student Awards; Our students have had considerable success in these competitions.
    • a programme of visiting speakers including Paul Davis, Gemma Correll, Ian Francis, Wayne Hemingway and John Stezaker;
    • student trips are often organised across courses and it’s likely that across the related areas of Illustration and Graphic Design there will be a range of opportunities. In the past, students have visited China, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and New York as part of organised field trips.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Module (EEA)
    • GBP 12444 Module (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    The first year focuses on developing new skills and applying these to project briefs. Students are taught essential software packages, screen print and drawing skills as well as developing their ideas skills in graphic design, illustration for editorial and narrative, character design, typography and experimental materials based processes. Alongside this, students study professional practice and have contextual modules.

    Level 2 focuses on developing students own personal approach to illustration and design and begin to apply this within a professional context. Experimentation is encouraged and students explore a range of workshops including working in 3D modeling, moving image and digital approaches. Students undertake either a short placement or work on live client based modules in this year.

    You also have the choice to take part in an optional placement or study abroad year.

    In the final year students undertake a major project as well as a variety of competition and live external briefs. Students work towards building a highly creative and professionally credible portfolio ready to enter their chosen industry specialism. Students studying Illustration and Graphics have the opportunity to enter a broad range of creative fields and to support this choice they write a dissertation which investigates their chosen marketplace.

    Your course will be primarily based on the development of your studio practice but you will also have lectures, workshops, tutorials and crits.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Essential Entry Requirements:
    • 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language, or specified equivalents.
    Typical Offers
    • A-Levels: CCC to include at least one Art or Design subject
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMM in an Art or Design subject
    Foundation: Merit in Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
    Access: A pass in the Access Diploma. Access applicants can meet the GCSE requirements through their current studies and do not need to have these qualifications separately.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 27 points to include Art or Design at Higher level

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.


    Merit Scholarship Scheme

    Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.

    • Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
    • Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
    • There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
    University Research Studentship Scheme

    Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.

    Science Without Borders

    Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.

    Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

    The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

    If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:

    Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study

    If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for

    • Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
    • Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities

    If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:

    • Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities

    Ferguson Trust Scholarships

    Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.

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