Commercial Illustration - BA Hons Degree (Subject to Validation)

Course Code: VA1HE17

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre3 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Assessment Methods

Coursework

Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.

Exam

Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.

Practical

Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Coursework97%99%89%
Exam0%0%0%
Practical3%1%11%

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Engaging the ArchiveVA4MD03620Mandatory
Enterprise and SustainabilityVA4MD03720Mandatory
Drawing and Image MakingVA4MD03820Mandatory
PrintmakingVA4MD03920Mandatory
Conceptualisation and CharacterisationVA4MD04020Mandatory
Sequential Image MakingVA4MD04120Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Critical PerspectivesVA5MD03820Mandatory
Enterprise and Professional PracticeVA5MD03920Mandatory
Editorial IllustrationVA5MD04020Mandatory
Illustration for Product and PackagingVA5MD04120Mandatory
Book Illustration with AnimationVA5MD04220Mandatory
Commercial ApplicationVA5MD04320Mandatory

Level 6 Modules

TitleCodeCreditsOptions
Independent Research ProjectVA6MD03420Mandatory
Enterprise and ApplicationVA6MD03520Mandatory
Professional Pathway and PresentationVA6MD03640Mandatory
Professional Pathway Synthesis and Final ExhibitionsVA6MD03740Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.

Placement

Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6
Scheduled288288250
Independent912912950
Placement000
Total120012001200

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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