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BA (Hons) Illustration & Concept Art Top-Up

Illustration and Concept Art is an exciting, innovative one year honours stage course, structured to enable you to realise a professional identity and portfolio for employment within the creative industries.

This course primarily aims to provide progression from the Foundation Degree in Illustration and Concept Art onto level 6 (honours stage) so that you can attain the qualification of BA (Hons). In addition, the course also offers opportunities for students from other Art, Design and Media Foundation Degrees and HND’s, including professionals and practitioners wishing to gain an academic qualification at this level.

Run by a professional team with involvement from industry partners this course offers you great opportunities to work in an inspiring and realistic environment using industry standard equipment and software.

If you have a burning passion for creative work which embraces both traditional and digital technologies and want to develop your skills towards employment, then Doncaster is the place to be.
This course is a perfect progression route from the FdA Illustration and Concept Art

Course Information

  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

  • Ucas Code


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The course is structured to enable students to pursue a career in a range of concept art and illustration roles: creature design/character and environment design for film/games/TV, children’s book illustration, both fiction and non-fiction, art for animation, publishing, advertising and editorial illustration. During this time, developing and realizing creative, practical, intellectual and transferable skills.

Modules studied include:

• Major Project Visual Development
• Major Project Realization
• Dissertation
• Portfolio Development & Promotion

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time

All work students undertake within this year is negotiated with their programme and module tutors and has to tie in with the criteria and outcomes of the written modules within the programme specifications. Tutor support is given to ensure that students both understand the criteria and that they are tailoring their work to support progression into their chosen profession within the creative industries.

There are a variety of assessment methods

Design Books: project development & reflective evaluations
Traditional portfolio of work
Digital portfolios of work
Reports and essays
End of Year Shows

One of the following:

• Foundation Degree Illustration and Concept Art – 240 CATS points
• Foundation Degree/HND in relevant area such as illustration, concept art, animation, fine art or graphic design

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of design related work to demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course.

Although employment is the normal progression route for the majority of graduates there is also the opportunity to continue with studies at Masters level or apply for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via telephone or emailing us.

  • Course code: WW26
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Centre Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the Ucas website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474

Course Fees

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

• Art materials
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about our course fees and available financial support, visit our Higher Education Fees and Finance section

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details