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 to 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, but you’ll also 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

Level 3 with 30 credits 

Level 2 of work experience  

Modules under Course


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
Context and Theory

Year 2

Professional Practice 2: Platform
Critical Analysis and Researchion and The Sustainable Organisation in the service sector

Year 3

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

Jobs and Salaries

•        Illustration (£22k - £44k) 

•        Graphic design (£18k - £31k)

•        Animation ( £18k - £49k )

•        Digital imaging (£17k - £18k )