This exciting course offers fantastic opportunities for you to develop your strengths as a comic and concept art illustrator, artist and designer. You will explore individual interests in commercial, independent or freelance practice within a range of creative careers from self published comics and commercial comic art to concept art for the film and game industries.
You will develop a practical, technical and professional understanding of a range of skills including: sequential illustration, visual narrative and visual communication for comic strip and comic art; character development for 2D, 3D and 4D production; print and web-based publishing; and pre–production concept visualisation for film production, game design and live performance. You will have opportunities to apply your skills across a range of creative applications including concept art, scene design storyboarding, comics, publishing, character design, caricatures and graphic novels.
Working individually and collaboratively in a studio environment, you will have access to our award-winning facilities including traditional and digital print processes and industry-standard Mac suites, and technical facilities. Established industry links for work experience, visiting professionals and studio visits combined with live briefs and competitions will give your learning a professional focus.
There are opportunities for peer collaboration, along with professional practitioners and organisations which have included Thoughtbubble – the leading comic festival in Europe, based in Leeds. You will be supported in developing your own networking, collaboration and employment opportunities in order to establish a range of career options upon graduation.
* Course starts in 2018 subject to approval