This is a degree level Illustration course from the University of Hertfordshire.
This is a fully accredited Illustration course which leads to a Diploma of Higher Education (Dip HE) in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire. Studying this course online with IDI offers you a flexible and affordable way to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in Illustration from one of the UK’s leading modern universities. The certification you receive on successful completion of your studies is awarded by the University of Hertfordshire; it is identical to the certification awarded to students who have studied the same course at the University, with no mention of distance or online learning.
Illustration courses are designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the field of Illustration and Graphic Communication. However, unlike many other online illustration courses, IDI’s Illustration course is specifically designed to cater for the serious student who wants to study illustration with the intention of achieving a degree and embarking on a career in the design industry.
This is not a correspondence course; in fact it’s unlike any other distance learning or online course in design. When you become an IDI student you can expect to have lots of regular communication with your tutors and fellow students. You don’t need to post work away or wait for study materials to arrive. Instead you’ll have access to your own, secure online studio and comprehensive study materials. As you work through practical projects and activities you’ll benefit from the unlimited expert advice, feedback and guidance provided by specialist tutors. Our tutors are all fully qualified specialists in Illustration and their job is to support you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation.
As an IDI Illustration student, we will provide you with extensive experience in the use of a wide range of traditional and digital media. You will have the opportunity to develop work towards a variety of projects including book and magazine publication, editorial work, children's book illustration and illustration for advertising.?The recommended software for the Dip (HE) Illustration course is Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, which includes Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. Adobe CS is the standard software for the Illustration industry and as an IDI student you will be entitled to an 80% discount off Adobe products.
Throughout your illustration studies you can expect to work within the constraints expected of a professional practitioner in the creative industries; the emphasis will increasingly be on project work based work. You will continue to gain experience of working on live projects, and will develop your knowledge of design production. In doing so, you will benefit from shared experience with other students within the UK and worldwide, and from our collaboration with overseas partners. ??
The final part of the course is focused around the professional portfolio with an emphasis on professional standards of working, with support from staff whose experience best matches student interests. This stage is intended to provide an experience from which you can emerge as a creative designer and illustrator, able to work to professional standards.
*Please note: The Interactive Design Institute currently delivers this course to the level of Certificate in Higher Education (Cert.HE) and Diploma in Higher Education (Dip.HE) online. Subject to approval, students will have the option of completing their Degree either online or through attendance at the University of Hertfordshire.
- Course Code
- Course Duration
- Part time 32 months,
- For UK students, normally three GCSE passes at grade C or above or equivalent, and at least one GCE A2 Level at grade E or above
International students should have normally successfully completed either a pre degree course in visual arts, which may
- Dip (HE) Illustration
- Award Level
- Diploma of Higher Education level 5
- Assessments take pla
- Study Method
- When you become an IDI student you can expect to h
- Study Hours
- Part time a minimum