Illustration

Course Information
  • Subject: Design, Art
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Type of Degree: BA
  • Cost: EUR 1,984 2016/2017

You will develop into a designer that is specialised in creating applied images and visuals. Illustration is becoming increasingly more visible in our strongly visually-oriented communication culture. You will focus on three areas of research that you will examine both from theory and from practice. These are:

1. storytelling – telling a story through images;
2. information design – creating information in images;
3. authorship – expressing personal opinions through images.

The curriculum consists of quarterly projects, at the core of which you do research into these three areas and their relationship to international professional practice. You will work on various products including print media, web design, games, animation, info-graphics and spatial designs. In doing so, you will meet professional designers and illustrators while exploring new  and innovative ways of applying illustrations. The use of digital media and cross media plays an important role in each quarter.

International experience and training can be done through exchanges at various institutes abroad, including in Los Angeles, Boston, Berlin, Copenhagen and Tokyo.

After earning your bachelor degree, you can continue and to a master, for example our Master Design. There are also options available to do particular masters in illustration courses in other countries in Europe and in the United States.

As an illustrator, you learn to professionalise your craft both independently and in a team, and you develop the mind-set that is expected of you in contemporary professional practice – you are in touch with the world, critical and searching for your own imagery and vision. After graduating, you can work as a freelance illustrator, enter into collaboration with other illustrators or designers, or position yourself as a production or design company.

Creating Pioneers

Our successful Illustration alumni include: Daniel Rozenberg (Dadara); Luuk Bode; Raoul Deleo; Misja Baas (Guerilla Games); Willem Lagerwaard; Deborah van der Schaaf; Eelco van den Berg; Johan Kleinjan; Simon Buijs (Bobby Pola); Jaron Korvinus & Daan Mens (StudioSpass); Denise van Leeuwen; Eva Galesloot; Loes Riphagen; Jelmer Noordeman & Koen Harmsma (Bier&Brood); Basto Elbers (Sober Industries); Miel Krutzman and Telmo Pieper (TelmoMiel).


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