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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Our Illustration degree course can open doors to a wide variety of careers. From freelance illustration and design, to work in media and advertising, publishing and much more.

Why study with us

  • Design Studies at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021).
  • You’ll get the opportunity to spend a semester or a year studying overseas. In recent years students have chosen to study part of their course in Sydney, Australia and many European countries.
  • There are opportunities to create illustrations for live projects. Including the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration, D&AD Student Design Awards, and the Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Awards.
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Degree Show 2022

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our undergraduate Illustration students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

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What you'll do

  • You'll have opportunities to create live project work for industry connections. And professional organisations like Tate Liverpool. Past students have worked with greetings cards studios, galleries and design agencies.
  • You’ll be able to meet visiting speakers and work alongside creative industry practitioners.
  • Enjoy visits from industry professionals, practising illustrators, publishing and design commissioners, and agents.

Illustration facilities

Module overview

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Future careers in Illustration

We’ve designed our Illustration course so that you’ll be able to build up an impressive portfolio of work. Which will enable you to work as an independent artist or illustrator. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page