BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION
BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION (London College of Contemporary Arts)

Course Description

Through established industry links, well-equipped design studios and access to facilities for animation, book production, digital publishing, photography, printmaking and video, this illustration course will allow you develop your own illustrative style and be prepared for a number of different roles in the industry.


Across this degree programme, you’ll refine your craft. Not only will you harness and develop new skills, you’ll learn how to articulate your ideas in your work, in a collaborative setting and to prospective employers. With a strong focus on visual narrative and documentary, you’ll learn through studio-based projects, workshops, regular tutorials as well as group reviews.


Unlike other illustration courses in London, LCCA is committed to providing programmes that give students not just theoretical knowledge but practical experience. As such, during this Illustration degree you’ll be involved with shows and live projects as well as external competitions, all of which will add value to your portfolio of work. Additionally, you’ll experience a programme of workshops, pop-up exhibitions, visiting speakers and external visits.

Required Qualification

Standard Pathway:  Age - 18 - 54

Qualification - Level 3 with 120 credits (UCAS 104)

Non-standarad pathway: Age - 21 - 54

No qualifications, relevant work experience for 2 years

Modules under Course

Year 0

• Introduction to Creative Business & Management • English for Academic Purposes, Research & Study Skills • Marketing, Communication & Branding • Exploring Practices: Process, Materials & Techniques • Visual Culture • Investigating Specialist Practice • Final Major Project

Year 1

• Professional Practice 1: Destination • Drawing • Narrative • Context and Theory

Year 2

• Documentary • Professional Practice 2: Platform • Exhibition • Critical Analysis and Research

Year 3

• Responding to External Briefs • Professional Practice 3: Launch • Major Project • Illustration Dissertation

Job Opportunities

Graphic Designer £18k - £34k 

Junior Graphic Designer £16k - £27k 

Web Designer £13k - £26k 

Senior Graphic Designer £26k - £44k 

Graphic Artist / Designer £18k - £36k 

Illustrator £20k - £36k 

UX Designer £26k - £51k