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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Start learning the skills you need from the very first day.
- You are encouraged to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials.
- Master the essential traditional, new and technological skills for a successful career.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
This is an applied design course as we believe the most effective way to learn these skills is by directly engaging and experiencing them on a daily basis. You'll learn the whole design process through continued making, reflection and critical thinking. As you progress through the course you're encouraged to engage with a variety of design problems of increased complexity.
Watch student Ruby Cunningham talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.
You learn through:
- self-directed study
Course leaders and tutors
Member of the Art and Design Research Centre
The course is developed, delivered and shaped by employer-informed staff, established-industry networks and enhanced by career-ready advisers who are experts in the field. As a forward-thinking course, we combine industry insight and experience with digital innovation and skills development, placing these at the centre of your curriculum. We are committed to developing your learning and preparing you for the career you are aiming for after graduation. This strategy ensures that you are ready for key career decisions you need to make, and the employment opportunities you encounter. The Career Readiness Programme within our Employability Strategy equips you with the career management and employability skills to create your own future success by supporting transition through each academic level and into highly skilled employment. The course has been designed to create graduates that will positively shape the world they will live and work within. We expose you to work experience, placement opportunities and internship schemes and support overseas work experiences, self-employment, entrepreneurship and enterprising start-ups. We go as far as continuing to support you through the early stages of your career 5 years after graduating with our ‘Hallam Promise’. We are committed to supporting you on your journey toward highly skilled employment or postgraduate study.
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
You will have the opportunity for authentic work experiences in each year of the course working with external partners and live briefs.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- motion and interactive
- surface design
- design theory
- digital publishing
- picture books
This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications(to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design and Technology, Textiles, Graphics or Media). For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access: an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art & Design related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a portfolio review, this is where you can showcase your relevant work and highlight any pieces you are particularly proud of. The portfolio review can be shared with us face to face, or you can submit an electronic portfolio via email. Find out about what happens at a portfolio review and how you can prepare to produce a strong portfolio.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Design Principles: Illustration||Credits: 60||
|Module: Illustration In Context||Credits: 60||
|Module: Moving Illustration||Credits: 60||
|Module: Professional Practice||Credits: 60||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Graduation Projects (Illustration)||Credits: 120||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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