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BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts takes an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practice of illustration. Our students are encouraged to challenge the position of the illustrator within commercial, social, political and cultural contexts whilst maintaining and developing the core values that underpin the practice.
Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road
|Study Mode||Full time|
|Course Length||3 years|
£9,000 per year (2016/17)
Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.
£17,230 per year (2016/17).
International fees are subject to an inflationary increase as students progress through their course.
|Start Date||September 2016|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 26 September - Friday 9 December 2016|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 9 January - Friday 17 March 2017|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 18 April - Friday 23 June 2017|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
|Application Deadline||Open for UK, EU and international applicants for 2016/17 entry. Applications for 2017/18 entry will open in Autumn 2016.|
Our students gain first-hand experience through course projects with leading organisations and businesses that have previously included Adidas, American Express, Channel 4, Dorling-Kindersley, The Guardian, Jelly and MTV.
BA Illustration students also have the opportunity to study abroad in the second year of their degree as part of the Erasmus scheme.
Darryl Clifton - Course Leader
Darryl Clifton is the Design Programme Leader and Course Leader for BA Illustration at Camberwell. He studied MA Illustration at the Royal College of Art. He has a broad experience working in education at home and abroad and spend five years developing the education profile at cutting edge moving image events / production company onedotzero, working with high profile institutions like the V&A museum and Hayward Gallery.
BA Illustration graduates go on to work in advertising, animation, curation, film, journalism, motion graphics, photography, publishing and teaching, while many others go on to postgraduate study.
We select students based on the quality of their applications, looking primarily at their portfolio of work and personal statements.
Applicants will have, or are expected to achieve, either:
In exceptional circumstances, applicants may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:
Where conditional offers are made to GCE A Level applicants these will normally be at grade C or above.
All classes are conducted in English. If English isn't a students' first language they must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
We look for:
All applicants for this course will be invited to submit a mini-portfolio of 15 images via the University’s Electronic Portfolio Review Tool (EPRT) upon receipt of application.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
Interviews will take place between the following dates:
Applicants may be offered a place on one of the following alternative courses:
Any such decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants’ creative potential and interests.
Interviews and portfolio reviews - applicants can be interviewed in a number of different ways:
To join the third year of the BA Illustration course, FdA graduates must:
Please note: candidates’ suitability and portfolios will be explored at interview.
FdA portfolios must demonstrate:
You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:
There are three ways international students can apply to an undergraduate course at Camberwell College of Arts:
To apply through the College, you’ll need to download and complete our international undergraduate application form and send this, along with your portfolio and any supporting documents, to the address below.
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
This course will give consideration to deferred entry application from both Home / EU and International applicants.
Through the Study Abroad programme international students can apply to join an undergraduate course for a period of up to three terms.
For information on how to apply visit the Study Abroad section
To apply to join the third year of the BA Illustration course you'll need to download and complete the bridging unit application form.
The deadline for applications is 30 April.
If you haven’t found the information you’re looking for or want to ask us a question about this course, please fill out our enquiry form.