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A Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate program often designed to focus on an area within the arts or humanities. Some universities may award a BA for study done in the sciences or mathematics. It can take students three to five years to complete this type of program. What is a BA in Illustration? It is a field of study that focuses on creating imagery and drawing. Some programs may have a specific… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate program often designed to focus on an area within the arts or humanities. Some universities may award a BA for study done in the sciences or mathematics. It can take students three to five years to complete this type of program.

What is a BA in Illustration? It is a field of study that focuses on creating imagery and drawing. Some programs may have a specific focus, such as narrative, authorial or informative illustration, while others may look at all three parts of the profession. Courses may range from traditional drawing techniques to digital technologies. The exact courses available at a school can vary but may be similar to digital media principles, theory of illustration, illustrative life drawing, conceptual processes and illustration in the digital age.

This creative program helps students improve their problem-solving and core material skills. Participants also learn how to better communicate through images, which can make them standout animators and illustrators. Not only do the skills gained in this study make graduates better suited for jobs, but they can also help them in their personal lives.

Applicants should contact universities directly to get an estimate on tuition. Many factors, such as school location and program duration, can affect the cost.

Many programs offer students real-world experience, which can translate to a variety of job opportunities after graduation. Some students start their own design companies or join large corporations as illustrators. Examples of potential careers include freelance illustrator, video game image maker, graphic designer, advertisement designer and comic artist. Of course, some scholars may choose to use their transferable skills to gain work in other areas or to continue their education.

You may find schools around the world offer a BA in Illustration program either online or on campus. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences
Berlin, Germany

Drawing is your passion; you think in images. Our Berlin-based B.A. Illustration program will teach you to visualize messages and draft blueprints while developing your person ... +

Drawing is your passion; you think in images. Our Berlin-based B.A. Illustration program will teach you to visualize messages and draft blueprints while developing your personal style. Learn to apply your drawing skills in a professional context. -
BA
Full-time
7 semesters
English, German
Apr 2022
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Illustration continues to evolve, led by practitioners who aren't afraid to take creative risks. As such, students will be encouraged to be inquisitive, embrace mistakes, and ... +

Illustration continues to evolve, led by practitioners who aren't afraid to take creative risks. As such, students will be encouraged to be inquisitive, embrace mistakes, and challenge what Illustration can be. Students are expected to develop visual problem-solving skills, ideation, and critical thinking to help develop their own unique creative voice. The course will encourage them to prepare for the competitive world of professional illustration, which continues to grow broader in its context through emerging media and technology. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

The Visual Communication Arts degree programs offer an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as ... +

The Visual Communication Arts degree programs offer an interdisciplinary course of study, encompassing the fine arts, graphic design, illustration, and photography, as well as courses from Communication and Media Studies, Comparative Literary, and Cultural Studies, and film studies. It focuses on communication and creativity as fundamental elements of human expression and encourages students to think critically about creative expressions within the context of and across cultures, ethnicities, race, and gender. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Berlin School Of Business & Innovation
Hamburg, Germany

This three years or four-year international route Bachelor’s of Art in Illustration will introduce you to the fundamentals of the creative industry and will give you the oppor ... +

This three years or four-year international route Bachelor’s of Art in Illustration will introduce you to the fundamentals of the creative industry and will give you the opportunity to refine a career path. This programme has been selected by BSBI from among the many prestigious international degrees offered by University for the Creative Arts. The course will enable you to develop your analytical and technical skills. You’ll explore innovative approaches to the subject with access to a studio environment, combining all your newly acquired skills within a dynamic and inventive visual storytelling final project. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinkin ... +

This course offers a dynamic and exciting approach to the practice of Graphics & Illustration. By fostering the development of great ideas and challenging existing thinking in the subject, you will be equipped with the tools to help define your future and find an individual voice within the field of visual communication. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Illustration degree course has developed a well-deserved reputation for challenging conventional thinking.

Our BA (Hons) Illustration degree course has developed a well-deserved reputation for challenging conventional thinking. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, United Kingdom

Illustration is a way of seeing and understanding the world. You'll discover how to connect and communicate with different audiences across a range of platforms. In our dynami ... +

Illustration is a way of seeing and understanding the world. You'll discover how to connect and communicate with different audiences across a range of platforms. In our dynamic studio environments, you’ll learn to experiment, test and develop your illustration practice. You can explore drawing, painting, sewing and printmaking, as well as photographic, digital, moving image and interactive media. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula, United Kingdom

Ready to find your visual voice and develop your own personal style? Taught in a studio-style environment, students will work with text and drawings as well as moving image an ... +

Ready to find your visual voice and develop your own personal style? Taught in a studio-style environment, students will work with text and drawings as well as moving image and printmaking to develop concepts for multiple industries; from commercial graphic design to fashion and animation. This course spans the creative spectrum, turning illustrators into contemporary visual storytellers. It takes an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practise of illustration and helps students to find their individual visual voice. Through a mixture of practical and theoretical learnings, the course prepares students for the ever-moving creative landscape. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Falmouth University
Falmouth, United Kingdom

Become adept at problem-solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’l ... +

Become adept at problem-solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’ll have your own desk space, and be encouraged to embrace the studio culture of creative communities. You'll maximise your employability in the visual communications industry by learning about marketing, copyright, tax and more. Our academic team has experience in every aspect of the sector, creating a diverse learning environment with multiple specialisms available, preparing you for the constantly evolving needs of the creative industries. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Our unique academic program lets our students engage with exciting new trends in various creative disciplines, popular visual cultures, and cutting-edge design technologies. T ... +

Our unique academic program lets our students engage with exciting new trends in various creative disciplines, popular visual cultures, and cutting-edge design technologies. They begin with a foundation year where students have the opportunity to experience all of our visual disciplines: Graphic Design, Photography, Art Direction, Illustration, and Multimedia, before choosing a major visual subject to take through to their third year. This allows for a unique understanding of visual communication as well as an opportunity for our students to truly curate their learning according to their avenues of talent and interest. We combine this practice with subjects like Marketing, Business Leadership, Discourse, and Visual Studies, ensuring our students are at the forefront of an industry that is constantly evolving. The five majors (Applied Illustration, Art Direction, Graphic Design, Multimedia & Photography) focus on creative and industry-related practical knowledge and skills, with the remaining three components delivering vital context and theory that set our graduates apart in the South African job market. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Become a skilled and versatile animator, illustrator or interactive comic artist at Cambridge School of Art, and turn your creative ideas into a rewarding career as a visual s ... +

Become a skilled and versatile animator, illustrator or interactive comic artist at Cambridge School of Art, and turn your creative ideas into a rewarding career as a visual storyteller. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Rome, Italy

Create incredible stories with your own characteristic drawing style. Create infinite worlds with your own colors and technique. Take control of your own talent. Learn to tell ... +

Create incredible stories with your own characteristic drawing style. Create infinite worlds with your own colors and technique. Take control of your own talent. Learn to tell stories by drawing them. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This ambitious and interdisciplinary course offers practice and study in image-making applied principally within illustration but also in a range of creative design and commun ... +

This ambitious and interdisciplinary course offers practice and study in image-making applied principally within illustration but also in a range of creative design and communication contexts from animation to commercial installation. Our premise is that within the contemporary visual practice the boundaries between art, design and illustration have merged, this in part is due to digital technologies but also the cultural merging of disciplines within the visual and performing arts. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Raffles Singapore
Singapore

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on story-telling, character-creation and the development of a professional ethos. Students are supported by access to industry-stand ... +

The course is distinguished by an emphasis on story-telling, character-creation and the development of a professional ethos. Students are supported by access to industry-standard software, workshops and studio environments. Typical graduate portfolios might include complete books, comics, animations and films in a range of technologies and media from a mix of in-house assignments, self-initiated tasks, national / international competition opportunities, and live project briefs. Students are allowed to define their own trajectory, subject to staff approval and may decide to specialize in either print or moving image based projects, so are not limited to a single medium. -
BA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Open College of the Arts
Barnsley, United Kingdom

The BA (Hons) Visual communication course offers an accessible distance learning experience through which students are encouraged to develop a sense of visual enquiry, expand ... +

The BA (Hons) Visual communication course offers an accessible distance learning experience through which students are encouraged to develop a sense of visual enquiry, expand their horizons, and begin to find a personal creative voice within their practice. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach to study through which students can choose and explore a breadth of subjects, moving towards specialisms in graphic design, illustration or a combination of these subjects. -
BA
Part-time
English
Online