LEVEL6 Professional

MA – Illustration

Illustration MA

Moving forward from this course I would like to go on to potentially do a postgraduate in illustration, as this is a career I am interested in pursuing along side making my own art. I think that doing a course on it would help me to make connections in and learn about the industry.

Im currently considering going to Derby university for this, as I am currently living there and do not feel I am in a position to move cities to somewhere like Leeds. Although it is not ideal to chose a course based on this, I feel that in my own individual circumstances it is the most realistic.

The course at derby is a design course where you can choose to specialise in graphic design, illustration, fashion, textile design, interior and spatial design or product design. You can also do it as a broad Design MA. It’s £6,750 for the full course or £755 per 20 credits, 1 year full time and 2 part time. Ideally, I would like to do the course part time as this will give me more time to also work.

The entry requirements include an undergraduate degree of at least second class in a related subject, as well as a portfolio of my work.

Selection on to the Programme is based on a portfolio interview. The interview experience is an exciting opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their passion for Design. Applicants will have the opportunity to show teaching staff their interests and experimentation in the subject and they will have time to ask the questions that are important to their study. During the interview applicants will be expected to discuss the potential focus of study that they would like to undertake, including specific pathways, and to show and discuss their previous work.”

My current next steps are going to a postgraduate open event on November 27th, this will help me find out more about the course itself, the tutors and facilities. I have been to derbys Markeaton street campus looking at there fine art ba, but it would be very banaficuial to see what they offer for this course.

Contextual LEVEL6

Christophe Van De Walle and Isabelle Van Assche – Art Decay

“ArtDecay represents two passionate photographers Isabelle &
The passion of decay brought us together as couples, two years
later we are husband and wife With ArtDecay we want to show
you where the decay brought us
Exploring around the world that’s what we try to do every free
moment. Go to places other people neglected, wander around and
take pictures of the abandoned world”

i began my current line of investigation with my facination with abandoned places left to nature, the way that nature takes things back. Art Decay are two fine art photographers exploring abandoned places, which is something i would love to do if not for the risk of being arrested for tresspassing, so i have settled for photographing them from the ourside.

for me photographs of abandoned places create very unique feelings when you look at them, especially when nature has begun reocupying the space. although i found through seccond year that i dont particulary enjoy painting buildings, my cruurent work work with bones and plants aims to convey similar feelings.