Illustration with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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Course info

UCAS CODE W22F
Our Foundation course will focus on your personal and creative development based around a broad exploration of visual disciplines, leading directly to a BA course in the School of Art or the School of Visual Communication within the Art, Design and Media Faculty at BCU. Working in a lively and energetic environment you will be given the freedom to expand your knowledge in conceptual development, practical skills and creative exploration underpinned by broad critical understanding and emerging ... READ MORE

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
108th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
84th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
52nd

Start date and duration

Start date
20-SEP-21
Full Time
4 Years

Design Studies

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 84 = 16% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Design Studies graduate salary at this uni
£18,000
UK Design Studies graduate salary
£18,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, August 2020

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Design Studies

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Art & Design
43%
Fashion & Textiles
27%
Psychology
17%
Media Studies
14%
English Literature
13%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£9,250 per year
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Latest Illustration reviews

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Charlotte
22 Jan 20

Illustration BA (Hons)

Very good. I absolutely love my course now I'm in the second year since it's very career focused. The facilities are...
SR
Student Reviewer
19 Dec 16

Illustration BA (Hons)

I love it 👍🏻😁 I am a mature student worried about going to uni at my age, but I have been made to feel very welcome...

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How Illustration students rated:

Student rating ( 3.9) 9 reviews

5 star 45%
4 star 22%
3 star 22%
2 star 0%
1 star 11%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 3.9) 1,985 reviews

5 star 27%
4 star 47%
3 star 22%
2 star 3%
1 star 1%

Where you'll study

Birmingham City University

Parkside Building Cardigan Street Birmingham
B4 7BD United Kingdom Nearest train station: Birmingham Moor Street  0.4 miles away

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