Illustration BDes (Hons)

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Illustration uses visual media to tell stories and communicate complex ideas

Start date
September 2024
3 years
Dundee City Campus

Learn how to communicate effectively through visual means and create images that can be used in a variety of ways including in books, magazines, merchandise, and digital media.

Develop your skills in research, storytelling and making, using traditional and contemporary production methods. You'll learn how to engage your audience and develop your own professional practice. Peer review from your classmates is a big part of our projects and will help you gain skills in critiquing other work.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design has digital and printmaking facilities. You will use them to experiment with a wide range of media, including book and narrative creation, drawing, and graphic arts. There are also opportunities to explore photography, textiles, moving, and interactive media.

You will have the opportunity to enter competitions and compete for awards. You may also be able to attend D&AD's 'New Blood', which is an international showcase of the best graduates in visual communication and advertising.

Our graduates are in high demand. Our alumni go on to work for major design studios and organisations including the New York Times, The Guardian, and Time Out, and others have set up their own agencies.

“The amount of workshop time and tutorials gave this course the edge over other universities, and I think the way the briefs are set in the give you a true taste of what it’s like to work in the field once you graduate. The university itself also felt safe and welcoming; Duncan of Jordanstone was like a family and a community that I hadn't experienced before. ”

Lauren Morsley, Illustration Graduate

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