Bachelor in Illustration


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Program Description

The Illustration program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe combines the classical arts such as painting, drawing, and printmaking with the fascination of contemporary design using modern, digital techniques. Illustrations visualize complex content in newspapers, magazines, infographics, advertisements, posters, websites, and apps. They tell stories in picture books and comics and create entire films or virtual worlds in storyboards and concept arts.

Il|lus|tra|re [lat.] (v.): bring to light; visualize

Due to the development of digital media, working methods, requirements, technical workflows, and application spectra are also subject to constant change. Nevertheless, the art of drawing is indispensable as the basis of craftsmanship and as an elementary cultural technique for communication and idea generation. To illustrate means to invent images, to develop one's own visual language, to experiment, to think, and work visually. But it also means translating texts into graphic ideas, researching a wide variety of topics, finding adequate solutions - and always remaining curious.

In the Illustration bachelor's program at our university, you will learn exclusively from renowned lecturers from the creative industry and you can use the professional equipment of the University of Applied Sciences Europe for analog and digital techniques for your study projects. The focus of our teaching is on your individual development in small learning groups and a friendly, familiar, and creative atmosphere. Through our interdisciplinary selection of subjects, a variety of practice-oriented projects, and a semester abroad or internships, you can actively influence your studies and career path.

Course Requirements

Non-EU Applicants only: 

  • EURO 3,000 (EURO three thousand) - The reservation fee will be deducted from the total amount of study fees. Exception with EU applicants
  • Official translation of the English or German for those documents in a different language.

Application requirements:

  1. Application form
  2. Secondary School Diploma / Certificate
  3. Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript of records. The relevance of your bachelor’s degree subject to the master’s degree program and amount of credits (equivalent to 180 or 240 ECTS credits depending on the master’s program).
  4. English / German language certificate* or request to waive**
  5. CV - up to date
  6. Passport copy
  7. Letter of motivation (around 500-800 words, stating the motivation for applying at UE and the respective program)
  8. Work experience certificate if applicable
  9. Admission interview (only for applicants who want to study at campus Iserlohn)

=> No online test for the master’s programs.

Language Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 overall (no less than 5.0 each component)
  • TOEFL IBT 72
  • TOEFL ITP 500 – 547 (290-300 listening, 280-300 language form, 280-300 reading)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59
  • Pearson Test of English (General) Level 3
  • Cambridge Exam Advanced and Proficiency 162 overall
  • Cambridge Exam First (FCE) Grade C
  • TOEIC Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150
  • PASSWORD 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in each component)
  • EF SET 51 (only for students appearing with MOI (Medium of Instruction) letter)

Language Waiver

To request a language test waiver, you must have studied in a country where the official first language is English:

  • At least nine months in duration
  • Full-time
  • Undertaken at a recognized institution where teaching and assessment throughout the course is entirely in English
  • Has been completed within 2 years of the start date of the course to which you are applying
  • The medium of Instruction (MOI) should indicate English + EF SET or any accepted English proficiency certificate requested
Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Private and state-accredited: The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) educates tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in the areas of business, sports, media & event and art & design. ... Read More

Private and state-accredited: The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) educates tomorrow's designers and decision-makers in the areas of business, sports, media & event and art & design. The students become part of an innovative and international network, representing more than 100 nations at the UE campuses in Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn. Read less
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