Illustration is a tool often used to communicate and convey ideas to others. An effective illustration can usually say more, and have a more powerful impact than words, hence the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Illustrations allow you to make a statement, evoke emotions or tell a story without using a single word. By studying an illustration degree, you will take your talent and skill, and turn it into a career.
A postgraduate degree in illustration will help you to build on the skills and knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. You will also be able to find your unique illustration style and technique. The modules you study could include critical analysis in illustration, advanced visual communication, illustration for advertising, graphic design, and the context of illustration. A postgraduate illustration degree will be aimed at helping you to build a portfolio of work in preparation for work in the creative industries.