Illustration Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Illustration BA (Hons) York St John University - 5% 17% £9250 £14000 134 York On campus Full-time
Illustration (including Year 0) BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts - 5% 6% £9250 £18000 134 Norwich On campus Full-time
Illustration (Extended Degree) BA (Hons) Plymouth College of Art - 5% 6% £9250 £16500 126 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Cumbria - 0% 10% £9250 £13250 143 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Illustration with Art & Design Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 0% £9250 £13020 £14000 126 Southampton On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University - 5% 0% £9250 £19250 144 London On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Derby - 0% 10% £9250 £14900 126 Derby On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Derby - 5% 12% £9250 £14900 111 Derby On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of East London - 6% 10% £9250 £13920 113 London On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh - 0% 5% £9250 £34800 187 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Norwich University of the Arts - 5% 6% £9250 £18000 134 Norwich On campus Full-time
Illustration and Design BA (Hons) University of Sunderland - 15% 5% £9250 £16000 151 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield - 10% 5% £9250 £16500 140 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Brighton - 5% 8% £9250 £13842 158 Brighton On campus Full-time
Concept Art for Games and Film (with a Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Staffordshire University - 7% 0% £9250 £16750 117 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Staffordshire University - 10% 5% £9250 £16750 126 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 5% 11% £9250 £15000 122 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Middlesex University - 10% 15% £9250 £15100 127 London On campus Full-time
Illustration with Graphic Design BA (Hons) De Montfort University - 15% 10% £9250 £9250 £15750 £16250 115 Leicester On campus Full-time
Illustration (Swansea College of Art) BA (Hons) University of Wales - 5% 0% £9000 £13500 168 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Birmingham City University - 30% 7% £9250 £16085 158 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration BA (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University - 10% 6% £9250 £16100 183 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Comic and Concept Art BA (Hons) Leeds Arts University - 5% 4% £9250 £16700 150 Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration with Placement BA (Hons) University of Cumbria - 0% 5% £9250 £13250 139 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Concept Art for Games and Film BA (Hons) Staffordshire University - 15% 5% £9250 £16750 146 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Illustration with a Foundation Year BA (Hons) Birmingham City University - 10% 13% £9250 £16085 137 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Concept and Comic Arts BA (Hons) De Montfort University - 4% 11% £9250 £9250 £15750 £16250 133 Leicester On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) BA (Hons) University of Suffolk - 0% 0% £9250 £13992 125 Ipswich On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation (with preparatory semester) BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University - 5% 8% £9250 £19250 120 London On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration (Visual Communication) BA (Hons) University of East London - 6% 7% £9250 £13920 98 London On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Comics and Graphic Novels with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Teesside University - 10% 10% £9250 £15000 134 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Graphic Design (Visual Communication & Illustration) BA (Hons) University of West London - 0% 5% £9250 £16250 114 Ealing On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 5% 3% £9250 £17500 151 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 0% 0% £9250 £15000 £16125 126 Southampton On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration with foundation year BA (Hons) University of Bolton - 15% 10% £9250 £51000 114 Bolton On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation BA (Hons) University of Westminster - 15% 5% £9250 £15400 142 London On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 6% 3% £9250 £17500 144 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Studio Practice (Illustration) (Top-Up) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 4% 3% £9250 £16950 145 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Leeds Arts University - 5% 4% £9250 £16700 173 Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration and Design with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Sunderland - 15% 11% £9250 £16000 129 Sunderland On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of South Wales - 15% 0% £9000 £12600 145 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) University of East London - 6% 7% £9250 £13920 98 London On campus Full-time
Cartoon and Comic Arts BA (Hons) Staffordshire University - 8% 9% £9250 £16750 124 Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Illustration (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons) University of Cumbria - 0% 5% £9250 £13575 139 Carlisle On campus Full-time
Comics and Graphic Novels BA (Hons) Teesside University - 10% 10% £9250 £15000 134 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 5% 11% £9250 £15000 122 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Illustration BDes (Hons) University of Dundee - 3% 0% £9250 £20900 174 Dundee On campus Full-time
Illustration for Communication BA (Hons) Ravensbourne University London - 10% 0% £9250 £16500 132 London On campus Full-time
Concept Art with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Teesside University - 15% 4% £9250 £15000 129 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Concept Art BA (Hons) Teesside University - 15% 4% £9250 £15000 129 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Foundation) BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire - 3% 14% £9250 £15000 £15450 126 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire - 10% 10% £9250 £15000 £15450 132 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth - 15% 5% £9250 £17950 163 Poole On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - 10% 5% £9000 £13475 - Hereford On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Coventry University - 5% 2% £9250 - 157 Coventry On campus Full-time
Illustration [with Placement year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 25% 5% £9250 £9250 - 118 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Lincoln - 7% 10% £9250 - 135 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Central Lancashire - 0% 10% £9250 - 134 Preston On campus Full-time
Digital Animation with Illustration BA (Hons) Futureworks - 0% 10% £9250 - 142 Salford On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 10% 20% £9250 - 111 Northampton On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 25% 5% £9250 - 118 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration Animation BA (Hons) Kingston University - 7% 1% £9250 - 178 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Leeds Beckett University - 4% 2% £9250 - 123 Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Wrexham Glyndwr University - 10% 10% £9000 - 134 Wrexham On campus Full-time
Illustration with Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Lincoln - 7% 15% £9250 - 131 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 25% 5% £9250 - 129 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration [with Placement year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 25% 5% £9250 - 118 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - 10% 0% £9000 £13475 - Hereford On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - 25% 5% £9250 - 118 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Hertfordshire - 15% 5% £9250 - 118 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Comics and Concept Art BA (Hons) University of Hertfordshire - 5% 1% £9250 - 150 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Comics BA (Hons) Wrexham Glyndwr University - 10% 13% £9000 - 134 Wrexham On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of the Arts London - 15% 0% £9250 - 163 London On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Plymouth University - 10% 0% - - 154 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Graphic Design & Illustration BA (Hons) South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - 10% 20% £8000 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Illustration for Commercial Application BA (Hons) The Northern School of Art - 5% 15% £9250 - - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton - 10% 8% - - 117 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) East Sussex College - 15% 20% £7995 £9000 - Eastbourne On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Worcester - 5% 10% - - 131 Worcester On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton - 0% 10% - - 130 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of the West of England - 3% 0% - - 111 Bristol On campus Full-time
Illustration FT BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent University - 1% 5% - - 136 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation BA (Hons) Plymouth University - 4% 7% - - 78 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 10% 20% - - 111 Northampton On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Worcester - 5% 10% - - 133 Worcester On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Newcastle College - 0% 0% £9250 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Illustration FdA University of South Wales - - 5% £7500 £12300 - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Concept Art FD Leeds City College - 20% 25% £8745 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration with Animation BA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University - 5% 8% - - 185 Manchester On campus Full-time
Illustration and Visual Media BA (Hons) University of the Arts London - - 1% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 6% 8% - - 150 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Worcester - 10% 0% - - 126 Worcester On campus Full-time
Illustration with Sandwich Placement BA (Hons) University of Wolverhampton - 10% 8% - - 117 Wolverhampton On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of the West of England - 3% 0% - - 186 Bristol On campus Full-time
Illustration with Integrated Foundation Year BA (Hons) Falmouth University - 6% 8% - - 150 Falmouth On campus Full-time
Fine Art and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Worcester - 0% 5% - - 129 Worcester On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration FD Leeds City College - 15% 15% £8745 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Portsmouth - 15% 10% - - 135 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Worcester - 5% 5% - - 126 Worcester On campus Full-time
Fashion Imaging and Illustration BA (Hons) University of the Arts London - - 1% £9250 - 154 London On campus Full-time
Illustration [with Foundation Year] BA (Hons) Anglia Ruskin University - - 16% £9250 - 92 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Oldham College - 20% 0% £7500 - - Oldham On campus Full-time
Graphics & Illustration BA (Hons) Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts - - 0% - - 153 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration BA (Hons) Leeds City College - 10% 5% £8745 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Middlesex University - - - £9250 £15100 - London On campus Full-time
Concept Art MA Teesside University - - - £6695 £14000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Graphics Illustration Photography MDes Glasgow School of Art - - - £8820 £22679 - Glasgow On campus Full-time
Visual Communication: Illustration MA London Metropolitan University - - - £1170 £2020 - London On campus Part-time
Illustration MA University of Huddersfield - - - £7900 £17600 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Contemporary Art and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield - - - £9250 £15000 - Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Illustration (Top-up) BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - - - £9250 £15000 - High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £9000 £15000 £16000 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University - - - £9250 £15860 £16655 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Illustration - Two-year Accelerated Degree BA (Hons) Farnborough College of Technology - - - £9000 £13000 - Farnborough On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation (including foundation year) BA (Hons) London Metropolitan University - - - £9250 £19250 - London On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of East London - - - £9250 £13920 - London On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Illustration MA Kingston University - - - £10900 £18700 - Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation (Top-up) BA London Metropolitan University - - - £2310 £4815 - London On campus Part-time
Illustration MA Plymouth College of Art - - - £4850 £8800 - Plymouth On campus Part-time
Illustration BA (Hons) University of Westminster - - - £9250 £15400 - London On campus Full-time
Children’s Book Illustration and Graphic Novels MA (PG) Middlesex University - - - £9000 £14500 - London On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration (Visual Communication) (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of East London - - - £9250 £13920 - London On campus Full-time
Digital Design and Media - Concept Art for Games and Film FdA Yeovil College - - 15% £7986 - - Yeovil On campus Full-time
Illustration with Animation BA (Hons) Wirral Met College - - 10% £8340 - - Birkenhead On campus Full-time
Comic & Concept Art (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Graphic Design and Illustration FdA Trafford College - - 20% £8000 - - Altrincham On campus Full-time
Illustration MA Teesside University - - - £6100 £14000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University - - - £9250 £15860 £16655 - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Design (Illustration) MA Bath Spa University - - - £9520 £17760 - Bath On campus Full-time
Illustration MA Ravensbourne University London - - - £10400 £17000 - London On campus Full-time
Illustration MA University of Portsmouth - - - £8900 £18100 - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Comics and Graphic Novels MA Teesside University - - - £6695 £14000 - Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of East London - - - £9250 £13920 - London On campus Full-time
Illustration (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Wrexham Glyndwr University - - - £9000 - - Wrexham On campus Full-time
Illustration & Concept Art FD Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 £7940 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation (Top Up) BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - - - £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Games Design and Concept Art BA (Hons) The City of Liverpool College - - - £8400 - - Liverpool On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation MA Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £1140 - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Contemporary Creative Practice: Illustration (Top Up) BA (Hons) Staffordshire University - - - £6350 - - Stoke-on-Trent On campus Full-time
Illustration BA (Hons) Plymouth College of Art - - - £4625 - - Plymouth On campus Part-time
Illustration with Graphics and Animation FdA South Devon College - - - £8400 - - Paignton On campus Full-time
Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Comics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Wrexham Glyndwr University - - - £9000 - - Wrexham On campus Full-time
Illustration and Concept Art (Top Up) BA (Hons) Doncaster College and University Centre - - - £7770 £7940 - - Doncaster On campus Full-time
Art and Design (Graphic Design) (Tattoo) HND South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Illustration (Top Up) BA (Hons) Hereford College of Arts - - - £9000 - - Hereford On campus Full-time
Illustration with Graphic Novel MA Leeds Arts University - - - £4775 - - Leeds On campus Part-time
Comics and Graphic Novels MDes MDes University of Dundee - - - - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
Illustration MA Plymouth University - - - - - - Plymouth On campus Full-time
Animation and Illustration BA (Hons) University of Bolton - - - - - - Bolton On campus Part-time
Illustration HNC University of Portsmouth - - - - - - Portsmouth On campus Full-time
Children's Literature: Children's Book Illustration MA Goldsmiths, University of London - - - - - - London On campus Part-time
Illustration MA University of Hertfordshire - - - - - - Hatfield On campus Part-time
Illustration MA Manchester Metropolitan University - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Comics and Graphic Novels MLitt MLitt University of Dundee - - - - - - Dundee On campus Full-time
Sequential Design and Illustration MA University of Brighton - - - - - - Brighton On campus Part-time
Children's Book Illustration MA Anglia Ruskin University - - - - - - Cambridge On campus Full-time
Design (Illustration) MA Sheffield Hallam University - - - - - - Sheffield On campus Full-time
Illustration FdA Petroc - - - - - - Barnstaple On campus Part-time
Children's Book Illustration MA University of Central Lancashire - - - - - - Preston On campus Full-time
International Illustration (Top Up) BA (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Illustration and Animation MA Coventry University - - - - - - Coventry On campus Full-time
Visual Communication Illustration & Animation MA Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts - - - - - - Cambridge On campus Full-time
Illustration MA Nottingham Trent University - - - - - - Nottingham On campus Full-time
Illustration: Authorial Practice MA Falmouth University - - - - - - Falmouth On campus Part-time
Illustration MA The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Illustration

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22025 £20113 £23568
25-75 percentile range £19981 - £25071 £15144 - £24676 £17604 - £29974

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22178 £20914 £24774
25-75 percentile range £19675 - £25027 £16034 - £25439 £18391 - £30927

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Illustration

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Illustration who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Illustration

  • Animated Commercials
  • Television/Film Industries
  • Advertising and Marketing Agencies
  • Publishers
  • Graphic and Web Design Companies

Specialisations within Illustration

  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Animation
  • Advertising
  • Design Management
  • Communication Management

Jobs of graduates of Illustration (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University

30% Elementary occupations
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Design occupations
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Media Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Illustration


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Illustration, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Illustration is the study of/training in the use of artistic techniques effectively to communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via drawn or painted images.

The median salary of graduates of Illustration was £22025 15 months after graduation, £20113 3 years after graduation and £23568 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Illustration studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) - BDes (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Design - MDes
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)
  • Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Master of Letters - MLitt