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Illustration & Animation - MA

Course Description

This course is designed for those who wish to enhance their existing professional portfolio together with their understanding of current and emerging practice.

Success in this area depends on the creation of a unique visual signature, an understanding of the need to adapt to market needs, self motivation, independence and the ability to contextualise your practice within a developing field.


This course has been developed with your future employability as its focus. By choosing to study at Coventry you will benefit from:
-An established and experienced course team who have a wide breadth of subject expertise
-Staff are also involved in the industry
-National and international career prospects


The course covers illustration, publishing, photography, image generation and animation and facilitates the practitioner's understanding of their role whilst continuing to enhance their abilities, both conceptually and technically.


National and international graduate career prospects are many and varied and include education, curation, film and television, print and publishing, animation, film, scientific and technical illustration, storyboarding and character generation in 2D and 3D for traditional and emergent media.

Wider opportunities exist in education, television production and web-based media. Graduates may also wish to continue their studies at PhD level.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Visit the Illustration & Animation - MA page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need to be ambitious and highly motivated with either a degree in a relevant subject or a body of professional work. International students should submit a portfolio of artwork or slides with their application.

Last Updated

08 March 2017

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