BA (Hons)
Illustration
BA (Hons)
Illustration

Key Information


Duration

3 years (4 years with Foundation Year)

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

UCAS Code

W220

Duration

3 years (4 years with Foundation Year)

Typical Offer

See More

Campus

Brayford Pool

UCAS Code

W220

Academic Years

Course Overview

Illustrators create exciting concepts and visuals for books, magazines, and advertising campaigns, as well as concept art for games, films, and TV. On this course you'll learn the drawing and illustration techniques you'll need in the professional creative world, with a focus on craft, versatility, and imagination.

In our large professional studio you'll explore both traditional and digital approaches to illustration and find your own distinctive way to bring your ideas to life, from creative problem solving and idea generation to drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital design. As well as developing your own personal creative portfolio, you'll have the chance to put your skills to the test with live industry briefs and the opportunity to enter international creative competitions.

This programme is also available with an Arts Foundation Year, which can provide an alternative route of entry onto the full degree programme. Find out more at https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/.

Course Overview

Illustrators create exciting concepts and visuals for books, magazines, and advertising campaigns, as well as concept art for games, films, and TV. On this course you'll learn the drawing and illustration techniques you'll need in the professional creative world, with a focus on craft, versatility, and imagination.

In our large professional studio you'll explore both traditional and digital approaches to illustration and find your own distinctive way to bring your ideas to life, from creative problem solving and idea generation to drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital design. As well as developing your own personal creative portfolio, you'll have the chance to put your skills to the test with live industry briefs and the opportunity to enter international creative competitions.

This programme is also available with an Arts Foundation Year, which can provide an alternative route of entry onto the full degree programme. Find out more at https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/.

Why Choose Lincoln

Gain industry insight from guest speakers

Enhance your knowledge with optional study trips in the UK and overseas

Specialist illustration studios and equipment

Access to industry-standard software and technology

Enter international student design competitions

A professional network of alumni

YouTube video for Why Choose Lincoln

How You Study

This BA (Hons) Illustration degree aims to help students to explore their personal direction, as an illustrator in preparation for a career in industry. By delving into both traditional and contemporary approaches to illustration, this course deals not just with 'what it is', but also what you think it should be.

Tutors place an emphasis on experimentation, and on developing an ability to visually communicate with audiences by seeing relationships between image and text, or the spoken word. The course is also focused on helping students to contextualise the profession of illustration in relation to society.

Students are able to develop a professional portfolio of work by engaging with independent, collaborative, and industry-led briefs and projects, and by developing a range of professional skills that will serve them throughout your career.

The first year of study focuses on helping students develop visual and conceptual skills through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and associated digital, design, illustration, and thinking processes.

This is followed, in the second year, by the study of editorial and book illustration aimed at selected clients and audiences. During this year, ethically and culturally orientated issues and debates are explored.

In the final year, students may have the opportunity to respond to contemporary illustration briefs, including 'live' competitions. The focus is on enabling students to produce a portfolio that showcases their unique, individual abilities and a bespoke approach to illustration.

Studio practice is a key element of this course, and students will have the opportunity to spend a lot time in a creative studio environment. Teaching and learning experiences may include studio activities, peer groups, lectures, workshops, seminars, and group tutorials. Students can also benefit from face to face consultation with your tutor during portfolio reviews and around self-directed projects.

How You Study

This BA (Hons) Illustration degree aims to help students to explore their personal direction, as an illustrator in preparation for a career in industry. By delving into both traditional and contemporary approaches to illustration, this course deals not just with 'what it is', but also what you think it should be.

Tutors place an emphasis on experimentation, and on developing an ability to visually communicate with audiences by seeing relationships between image and text, or the spoken word. The course is also focused on helping students to contextualise the profession of illustration in relation to society.

Students are able to develop a professional portfolio of work by engaging with independent, collaborative, and industry-led briefs and projects, and by developing a range of professional skills that will serve them throughout your career.

The first year of study focuses on helping students develop visual and conceptual skills through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and associated digital, design, illustration, and thinking processes.

This is followed, in the second year, by the study of editorial and book illustration aimed at selected clients and audiences. During this year, ethically and culturally orientated issues and debates are explored.

In the final year, students may have the opportunity to respond to contemporary illustration briefs, including 'live' competitions. The focus is on enabling students to produce a portfolio that showcases their unique, individual abilities and a bespoke approach to illustration.

Studio practice is a key element of this course, and students will have the opportunity to spend a lot time in a creative studio environment. Teaching and learning experiences may include studio activities, peer groups, lectures, workshops, seminars, and group tutorials. Students can also benefit from face to face consultation with your tutor during portfolio reviews and around self-directed projects.

Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Contextual Studies 1 2024-25DES1001MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates, and case studies relating to the nature creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.CoreDigital and Sequential Illustration 2024-25ILL1083MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to introduce students to a range of methodologies employed by illustrators when working with images in sequence. It explores the potential of using sequential imagery to communicate ideas and visual narrative. Students are exposed to examples of both the historical context and contemporary practice of visual sequences, pictorial progression and animation, across a range of genres. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the way illustrators explore a range of visual solutions to a creative brief. Skills and understanding are developed through the creation of still and moving imagery using a range of media, materials, and technology. Students are encouraged to broaden their understanding of the ways that contemporary illustrators can use combinations of digital and analogue media and methods in the production of work. Fundamental issues concerning the production of still and moving digital imagery, animation, and sequential illustration are explored via project briefs. In addition, formal considerations such as composition, layout, structure, and presentation are also explored to enable informed decision making in the production of sequential illustrations.CoreDrawing and Process 2024-25ILL1084MLevel 42024-25The primary focus of this module is the development of essential drawing and making skills fundamental to the study and practice of illustration. The importance of observational drawing in image making cannot be overestimated and continues to underpin picture-making even when source imagery or imagined scenarios are utilised. Essential in understanding size, scale, perspective, and overall composition observational skills should be maintained throughout the programme of study and continue to inform practice in an established career in illustration. Throughout the module, students are required to focus on the language of visual representation via the study of the fundamentals of looking and recording visual phenomena. The module also examines accepted methods of figuration, visual codes, pictorial composition, and exploration of ideas associated with representation.CoreIntroduction to Illustration 2024-25ILL1085MLevel 42024-25This module is designed to allow students to explore and develop their practical skills while also developing an understanding of the process of illustration from idea generation to project realisation. Students are required to create illustrations using a range of appropriate media and approaches to convey content, messages, and narratives to specific audiences in a variety of contexts. Students are encouraged to develop and apply their awareness of the principals of picture making, pictorial language, semiotics, aesthetics, and visual narrative via project briefs that reveal the scope and reach of illustration practice.CoreAudience and Message 2025-26ILL2084MLevel 52025-26This module extends and challenges the framework of technical and creative skills that have been acquired in the exploration of narrative picture-making in previous and adjacent modules. It encourages students to creatively and practically employ divergent thinking, in addition to convergent thinking, in the manufacture of design solutions - specifically illustrative outcomes. The aim of this module is to facilitate an awareness of demographics, visual codes, and communication theory, in combination with the refinement of the practical skills. This understanding will be beneficial for students developing their own distinct visual signature in a competitive market place.CoreBooks and Storytelling 2025-26ILL2085MLevel 52025-26This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their experiential understanding of the key principles underlying the creation and production of illustrated narrative structures. The module explores the fundamentals of professional illustration practice with primary focus on book illustration. It encourages the continuation of an exploration of materials, media, processes, techniques, and technologies appropriate to the execution of practical work. The overall aim is to establish knowledge and understanding of the principles of narrative structure and storytelling in illustrated books. Students are afforded the opportunity to build on prior knowledge and practice through intellectual examination and practical investigation into a range of genre, the further development and application of sequential illustration, the role of a character in a narrative structure, and formal continuity. Students will be encouraged to work creatively, employing a range of skills in order to make informed decisions in the materialisation of project briefs.CoreContextual Studies 2 2025-26DES2001MLevel 52025-26Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.CoreThinking and Making 2025-26ILL2086MLevel 52025-26This module aims to further develop students' skills and understanding of the intellectual, creative, and practical processes necessary for the creation of content-centred imagery appropriate to the evolving illustration industry. The relationship between words and pictures is further explored through projects that encourage the development of playful and engaging word and image association techniques. Acknowledgement and appreciation of historical and contemporary illustration practice is further established and reinforced through lectures, seminars, group critiques and tutorials. Experimentation with a range of media, materials and processes beyond orthodox painting and drawing, is actively encouraged to extend and enhance the presentation of finished artwork.CoreContemporary Illustration 2026-27ILL3081MLevel 62026-27This module confirms and extends the multitude of working strategies applicable within contemporary illustration practice. A range of projects reflecting the breadth of contemporary illustration provides students the opportunity to apply their analytical and practical skills to visually interpret and communicate a multiplicity of complex themes, texts, and ideas within their artwork. Independent learning is encouraged to develop the necessary confidence required to produce engaging, individual solutions to set briefs.CoreContextual Studies 3 2026-27DES3001MLevel 62026-27Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.CoreNegotiated Illustration 2026-27ILL3082MLevel 62026-27This modules enables students to shape their learning according to their career aspirations, and academic and personal goals. Students elect an individual and personalised programme of study, establishing their own criteria outcomes with practical briefs. Emphasis is upon self-managed, confident, independent learning and the production of a portfolio of high-quality illustrations.CoreProfessionalism and Commissions 2026-27ILL3083MLevel 62026-27This module confirms understanding of the professional environment of illustration and empowers students to focus upon their own individual creative and professional development. Research based acquisition of information and knowledge, combined with refined, industry standard practical skills underpins the production of accomplished, complex and content centred illustrations. Students are expected to demonstrate competence in developing ideas and practical outcomes appropriate to the requirements of a client brief. The module is designed to outline the role of the client, the agent, the publisher, the audience and/or consumer. In addition, understanding, exploration and application of copyright, the Intellectual property framework, self-promotion, and a range of business practices involved in the illustration industry provide business and self-development skills that are essential to professional practice.Core

Modules


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Contextual Studies 1 2025-26DES1001MLevel 42025-26This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates, and case studies relating to the nature creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.CoreDigital and Sequential Illustration 2025-26ILL1083MLevel 42025-26This module is designed to introduce students to a range of methodologies employed by illustrators when working with images in sequence. It explores the potential of using sequential imagery to communicate ideas and visual narrative. Students are exposed to examples of both the historical context and contemporary practice of visual sequences, pictorial progression and animation, across a range of genres. The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the way illustrators explore a range of visual solutions to a creative brief. Skills and understanding are developed through the creation of still and moving imagery using a range of media, materials, and technology. Students are encouraged to broaden their understanding of the ways that contemporary illustrators can use combinations of digital and analogue media and methods in the production of work. Fundamental issues concerning the production of still and moving digital imagery, animation, and sequential illustration are explored via project briefs. In addition, formal considerations such as composition, layout, structure, and presentation are also explored to enable informed decision making in the production of sequential illustrations.CoreDrawing and Process 2025-26ILL1084MLevel 42025-26The primary focus of this module is the development of essential drawing and making skills fundamental to the study and practice of illustration. The importance of observational drawing in image making cannot be overestimated and continues to underpin picture-making even when source imagery or imagined scenarios are utilised. Essential in understanding size, scale, perspective, and overall composition observational skills should be maintained throughout the programme of study and continue to inform practice in an established career in illustration. Throughout the module, students are required to focus on the language of visual representation via the study of the fundamentals of looking and recording visual phenomena. The module also examines accepted methods of figuration, visual codes, pictorial composition, and exploration of ideas associated with representation.CoreIntroduction to Illustration 2025-26ILL1085MLevel 42025-26This module is designed to allow students to explore and develop their practical skills while also developing an understanding of the process of illustration from idea generation to project realisation. Students are required to create illustrations using a range of appropriate media and approaches to convey content, messages, and narratives to specific audiences in a variety of contexts. Students are encouraged to develop and apply their awareness of the principals of picture making, pictorial language, semiotics, aesthetics, and visual narrative via project briefs that reveal the scope and reach of illustration practice.CoreAudience and Message 2026-27ILL2084MLevel 52026-27This module extends and challenges the framework of technical and creative skills that have been acquired in the exploration of narrative picture-making in previous and adjacent modules. It encourages students to creatively and practically employ divergent thinking, in addition to convergent thinking, in the manufacture of design solutions - specifically illustrative outcomes. The aim of this module is to facilitate an awareness of demographics, visual codes, and communication theory, in combination with the refinement of the practical skills. This understanding will be beneficial for students developing their own distinct visual signature in a competitive market place.CoreBooks and Storytelling 2026-27ILL2085MLevel 52026-27This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their experiential understanding of the key principles underlying the creation and production of illustrated narrative structures. The module explores the fundamentals of professional illustration practice with primary focus on book illustration. It encourages the continuation of an exploration of materials, media, processes, techniques, and technologies appropriate to the execution of practical work. The overall aim is to establish knowledge and understanding of the principles of narrative structure and storytelling in illustrated books. Students are afforded the opportunity to build on prior knowledge and practice through intellectual examination and practical investigation into a range of genre, the further development and application of sequential illustration, the role of a character in a narrative structure, and formal continuity. Students will be encouraged to work creatively, employing a range of skills in order to make informed decisions in the materialisation of project briefs.CoreContextual Studies 2 2026-27DES2001MLevel 52026-27Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.CoreThinking and Making 2026-27ILL2086MLevel 52026-27This module aims to further develop students' skills and understanding of the intellectual, creative, and practical processes necessary for the creation of content-centred imagery appropriate to the evolving illustration industry. The relationship between words and pictures is further explored through projects that encourage the development of playful and engaging word and image association techniques. Acknowledgement and appreciation of historical and contemporary illustration practice is further established and reinforced through lectures, seminars, group critiques and tutorials. Experimentation with a range of media, materials and processes beyond orthodox painting and drawing, is actively encouraged to extend and enhance the presentation of finished artwork.CoreContemporary Illustration 2027-28ILL3081MLevel 62027-28This module confirms and extends the multitude of working strategies applicable within contemporary illustration practice. A range of projects reflecting the breadth of contemporary illustration provides students the opportunity to apply their analytical and practical skills to visually interpret and communicate a multiplicity of complex themes, texts, and ideas within their artwork. Independent learning is encouraged to develop the necessary confidence required to produce engaging, individual solutions to set briefs.CoreContextual Studies 3 2027-28DES3001MLevel 62027-28Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.CoreNegotiated Illustration 2027-28ILL3082MLevel 62027-28This modules enables students to shape their learning according to their career aspirations, and academic and personal goals. Students elect an individual and personalised programme of study, establishing their own criteria outcomes with practical briefs. Emphasis is upon self-managed, confident, independent learning and the production of a portfolio of high-quality illustrations.CoreProfessionalism and Commissions 2027-28ILL3083MLevel 62027-28This module confirms understanding of the professional environment of illustration and empowers students to focus upon their own individual creative and professional development. Research based acquisition of information and knowledge, combined with refined, industry standard practical skills underpins the production of accomplished, complex and content centred illustrations. Students are expected to demonstrate competence in developing ideas and practical outcomes appropriate to the requirements of a client brief. The module is designed to outline the role of the client, the agent, the publisher, the audience and/or consumer. In addition, understanding, exploration and application of copyright, the Intellectual property framework, self-promotion, and a range of business practices involved in the illustration industry provide business and self-development skills that are essential to professional practice.Core

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects, and portfolios, in addition to academic essays. There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Throughout the degree, students are assessed through their production of practical and written work.

How you are assessed

As this course aims to develop a wide range of practical and intellectual skills, assessment is varied and includes presentations, written projects, individual and group practical work, projects, and portfolios, in addition to academic essays. There are no formal end-of-year examinations. Throughout the degree, students are assessed through their production of practical and written work.

Illustration Studio Space

Move through our dedicated illustration studio space in 3D and see exactly where you could explore your creativity.

Specialist Facilities

Through instilling in our design students a thoughtful and critical approach to the way they think about design and apply their creative skills, we aim to prepare them to be leaders in the creative industries.

The University of Lincoln has a comprehensive range of facilities designed to provide a supportive environment for creative practitioners. Students have regular access to workshops, labs, studios, and industry-standard equipment, as well as highly knowledgeable technicians. This environment can help students to develop their knowledge and skills, and complements our purpose-built design studios.

Explore Our Degree Show

Our degree show is an exciting opportunity for our Lincoln School of Design students to showcase their work both physically and digitally to the public and businesses.

Explore Our Work
Collage of illustrations, fashion concept art, app adverts, and photography.

Innovation, Professionalism, and Entrepreneurship

On this course, students can undertake a module dedicated to preparing them for life in the creative industry. You'll be introduced to various aspects of the illustration industry with a focus on learning skills in business, research, self-promotion, and presentation. Emphasis is also placed on self-employment and the development of professional integrity. We'll establish the professional responsibilities of the illustrator and their role within the visual communication industry and society as a whole. This philosophy aims to empower students to further their visual and professional development holistically. 

Industry Speakers and Study Trips

The course regularly invites a variety of guest speakers to enhance students' understanding of the wider Illustration community. In the past these have included Graham Rawle, Jonny Hannah, Lydia Monks, Derek Brazell, Gareth Brooks, Scott Garrett, Tom Gauld, and Jade Sarson to name a few.

Students may also have the option to take part in national and international study visits. Students who choose to participate in optional study visits are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. These optional study trips may include the Book Fair in Bolgona, the International Comic Strip Festival in Angouleme, and a range of museums and specialist exhibitions internationally.

Software

Students are provided with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software which includes Photoshop and Illustrator, LinkedIn Learning as well as the Microsoft Office suite.

One of the key ways the course prepared me for freelance life is the way they let us manage our own time and work independently, as time management and independence are key skills for freelancers.

Student Design Awards

Lincoln School of Design students have a long history of winning and being shortlisted for international and national student design competitions, and the last few years have been no exception.

What Can I Do with an Illustration Degree?

Illustration graduates have gone on to develop successful international careers in illustration and art direction for advertising agencies, publishing houses, in graphic novels, zines, comics, as well as book illustration. They've also gone on to work in games design, storyboarding for cinema, graphic design, and animation. An increasing number of entrepreneurial graduates have launched their own businesses and pursued careers in the broader creative industries.

Entry Requirements 2024-25

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma from a minimum of 2 Higher Level subjects.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Entry Requirements 2025-26

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall.

GCSE's : Minimum of three at grade 4 or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.


The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We may also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course -Specific Additional Costs

Materials

Students on the illustration programme are likely to incur some additional costs for specialist art materials throughout the duration of their three years of study.

Equipment and some specialist materials are supplied by the School, especially in respect to printmaking, 3D modelling, and Adobe Creative software suite, which enables the production of digital material. However, students will have to provide their own drawing materials, paper, pencils, sketchbooks etc. A materials list is provided at the beginning of the academic year. Students are not expected to buy everything immediately but build up an individual resource of materials suited to their interests and their project work.

Students can purchase art materials from the art shop located nearby in the Nicola de la Haye building. The course has recently increased its digital resources for students within the studio. However, blended learning approaches (a mixture of online and studio learning) allow students (where applicable) greater freedom to learn where and when they wish. In this way, students may wish to purchase a laptop, tablet and stylus, prior to or during their study depending on their personal approach to illustration production.

Study Visits

Students on this course may have the option to take part in international study visits. The University covers the costs of mandatory field trips , but students who choose to participate in optional study visits are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course -Specific Additional Costs

Materials

Students on the illustration programme are likely to incur some additional costs for specialist art materials throughout the duration of their three years of study.

Equipment and some specialist materials are supplied by the School, especially in respect to printmaking, 3D modelling, and Adobe Creative software suite, which enables the production of digital material. However, students will have to provide their own drawing materials, paper, pencils, sketchbooks etc. A materials list is provided at the beginning of the academic year. Students are not expected to buy everything immediately but build up an individual resource of materials suited to their interests and their project work.

Students can purchase art materials from the art shop located nearby in the Nicola de la Haye building. The course has recently increased its digital resources for students within the studio. However, blended learning approaches (a mixture of online and studio learning) allow students (where applicable) greater freedom to learn where and when they wish. In this way, students may wish to purchase a laptop, tablet and stylus, prior to or during their study depending on their personal approach to illustration production.

Study Visits

Students on this course may have the option to take part in international study visits. The University covers the costs of mandatory field trips , but students who choose to participate in optional study visits are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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