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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Illustration with foundation year

Global University Systems (GUS) - University of Gloucestershire - Francis Close Hall Global University Systems (GUS) - University of Gloucestershire - Francis Close Hall, UK


Sep 2022

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GBP 15000

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48 months


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Program Overview

We are a community of illustrators that tell stories through images. We emphasize curiosity and innovation in our approach to illustration, and we embrace mistakes as part of our process.

  • Experimentation

 Exploration and experimentation are at the core of our practice. As artists we ask why, and use materials and images to find the answers.

  • Socially engaged practice

We engage in a critical and socially engaged understanding of the world around us so that our illustrators can embark on an inclusive, sustainable and self-aware artistic practice.


  • Research

We emphasize practice-based research as well as written critical analysis, exploring personal objectives and extending our understanding of how illustration can make positive changes both locally and globally.


  • Travel

Travel expands our horizons and helps us grow. We attend Thought Bubble Comics Festival (UK), Angouleme BD (France), Bristol Artist’s Book Event (UK), and also visit museums in London, Oxford & Birmingham.

  • Industry

We bring our practice to industry! Third year students go to London to meet art directors and agents before graduation, and we have a full slate of visiting artists that come to us, both virtually and in person. Past visiting artists and critics include Anh Cao (animation), Matthew Dooley (comics), Emily Dumas (US), Handsome Frank (agency), Adam Jeffcoat (Studio NX), Self Made Hero publishing, Laurie Stansfield (children’s), Nicholas Stevenson (alum).

The first year is an open approach to learning that will allow you to find what drives your practice. The second year explores audience, the wider world, and your place in it as an artist. In the third year students develop practice-based research methods and bring to life an independent project for the degree show.

Our modern design facilities include printmaking studios, an Apple Mac suite, Risograph machine, letterpress workshop and book-binding equipment. We encourage students to explore illustration through all kinds of media and you can also learn on our laser cutters, 3D printers, and have access to our woodshop and ceramics studio.


Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted for this program, students must have Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate.

    6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    64 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    9000 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Form or Online

    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


    The University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship is a grades-based award, designed to reward academic merit.

    We hope to encourage those who receive the award to maintain a high level of academic achievement. Each scholarship is worth up to £1200, in the form of £400 annually for up to three academic years.

    To be eligible for this new scholarship, students will need to achieve a certain standard in their Level 3 results (128 tariff points or more from at least three full A-levels or equivalent on enrolment), then continue to do well in each year of study.

    Please take some time to read through the University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship terms and conditions document which provides further details regarding eligibility criteria.

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