In a world dominated by visual media, there is a growing demand for artists who can imaginatively interpret the environment in which we live, producing innovative, eye-catching visual content. Our continually evolving course is 4th in the UK for Film Production & Photography (Guardian University Guide 2020).
We enjoy high levels of student satisfaction – 100% of students said the staff were enthusiastic about what they teach in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. We will encourage you to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful, preparing you for the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding and globally-competitive world.
For over 150 years, our creative community has played a major role in shaping cultural, political and social lives all over the world. You will be supported by staff that are all active within the fields of Illustration, animation, design and experimental practice for clients including CITV, The Guardian, The Independent, Virgin, Marmite, Ted Baker, Channel 4, Mixmag, Time Out, Radio Times, Macmillan and the BBC.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Taught by highly acclaimed artists and practitioners whose experience ranges from publishing to animation and CGI, this studio-based course provides an exciting mixture of approaches to animation and illustration, distinguished by an emphasis on storytelling, character creation and the development of a professional ethos.
Our emphasis on industry readiness is one of its core strengths; from the outset, we focus on your professional development to ensure you graduate with the know-how, skills and confidence to your place in the world of the professional creative. Recent graduate Alexandra Balan, for example, has just completed work on the new animated feature film, Ethel and Ernest, voiced by Jim Broadbent, Luke Treadaway and Pam Ferris.
The course is designed to reflect the expectations of creative, professional practice, encouraging you to produce work of the highest calibre.
Professional experience is embedded into our course, which is why we have high levels of graduate employability. You will have the opportunity to undertake a commission, live brief or competition brief in order to give you a sense of the demands of working for a client or external agency.
We aim to equip you with the skills to develop independent thought, innovation, imagination, critical reflection and confidence in your practice, as well as transferrable skills suitable for employment across the full breadth of the creative industries. Whether your career goals include publishing or exhibiting, working for clients or as a self-sufficient artist or all of them – on successful completion of the course, you should be able to apply your skills in a variety of contexts and do so with confidence.
Our Creative Futures employment team is on hand to offer tailored career and enterprise support if you wish to gain employment or take advantage of professional practice opportunities within course specific industries. Our dedicated enterprise officers also offer valuable assistance on how to begin as a freelancer/entrepreneur.
Where our graduates work
Our graduates have gone on to enjoy success across a range of creative platforms – as a motion graphics specialist at Spov, London and a design internship at Calvin Klein Amsterdam, as well as the award-winning Captain Underpants’ illustrator.
Employers of our recent graduates include ITV, Lupus Films, Spov, Zizi and MacMillan.
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