Illustration 3: Advanced Practice

Illustration 3: Advanced Practice

Duration: 15 months at 10hrs/week

Price: £1170

Run by: Enquiries
at OCA

0800 731 2116

This course is taught online

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About the Course

Building on the learning undertaken at previous levels, this unit provides an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and understanding of contemporary illustration, graphic design or visual communication practices. You are encouraged to explore an increasingly personal voice within your practice and improve the quality and presentation of your work.

The unit will develop the design skills necessary to undertake work at this level through the application of your interpretive and creative problem solving skills, research methods, and idea development. You will be encouraged to research into contemporary contexts, identify gaps in your knowledge and understanding and develop self-directed projects that extend your skill set and help develop a sense of specialism or personal voice within your practice.
Audience focused projects will provide an opportunity to produce artwork that is of a high visual standard, can communicate effectively and ready for commercial printing or other appropriate outcomes.

The unit supports your growing autonomy as a learner and deepening understanding of your practice by establishing self-directed projects, critically evaluating your work, researching and reflecting on contemporary contexts, and thinking about how your practice can best be presented. Your learning log will be used to document these reflections.

The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.

Visit the website via the link above for more details or get in touch with our team!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.



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