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Illustration is concerned principally with the creation of visual images for a variety of contexts. The online Illustration degree offered by The Interactive Design Institute (IDI) is designed to prepare you for a range of careers in the field of Illustration and Graphic Communication, and is available to both UK and international students.

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The UK’s leading provider of online qualifications in design, IDI is a collaborative partner of the University of Hertfordshire, one of the UK’s best modern universities. Students on our illustration degree course are awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire.

Gain an online illustration qualification valued by employers and universities worldwide! IDI also offers online MA degrees in Illustration (Visual Communication) and Graphic Communication.

Online Illustration Degree Course:
Leads to a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire

Photo of Contact Page - Online Illustration Degree CourseStudy term: 4 years, 12 semesters
- Subject to minimum cohort numbers

Traditionally, illustrators produce images to accompany text - for books, magazines, and posters – and for stationery and cards; but also in the wider applications of graphic communication; in advertising, animation and in interactive media production. Our online degree program aims to provide you with the technical skills you require to be successful in this field. 

You will be introduced to a wide range of materials and media, working with modern digital technology, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as with traditional media, such as pencil, pen and paints. 

This course also aims to provide you with an understanding of visual communication, as well as teaching you how to get used to working to deadlines, and to interpret the ideas of authors, editors, and other clients. 

Start dates are in February, June and October, and students can register at any time, providing a flexible, affordable means of learning which can be combined with work, study or family commitments. 

Certification:  Completion of Year 1 leads to the award of the Certificate of Higher Education (Cert. HE) and completion of Year 2 leads to the award of the Diploma of Higher Education (Dip. HE). Completion of Year 3 leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) degree. 

IDI is approved by ABC Awards and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), two of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK. 

Student Review:
"...I've learnt a lot about the illustration industry and the way it works, giving me a broad perspective on the tools used, popular trends and the creative thinking process behind illustration. I can honestly say I wasn't actually aware of illustration as a profession before this course, it's opened my eyes to a creative career that's both challenging and very rewarding - I wish I'd known about it sooner!” - Alisdair Wright

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