Kingston University: Communication Design (Illustration) (MA)

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Design School
Telephone 0844 855 2177
Study type Taught


This course encourages the exploration and understanding of the methods and processes at work in contemporary visual communication. It will further develop your personal practice and approach to the making of images. The course also provides a focus on individual research and inquiry and helps you to understand the significance of the wider cultural role of the visual designer and illustrator. In addition, it will introduce disciplinary and interdisciplinary models of thinking that will underpin your own focused study on the course.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in illustration or animation or a related subject, such as fine art, graphic design, photography, printmaking, fashion or textiles. A portfolio of work, must accompany your application. We will invite all shortlisted candidates to an interview. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.


Project work: visual research, written project report/summary, exhibition, and final major project.


Modules include: Visual grammar, literacy and intelligence; designing research; visual storytelling; creative futures.

Location Knights Park
Grange Road
Kingston upon Thames


EU 7200 GBP for Year 1
England 7200 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7200 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7200 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7200 GBP for Year 1
International 14500 GBP for Year 1

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