Career in Comic and Concept

Career in Comic and Concept

PUBLISH DATE 5th December 2017

A course in comic and concept art provides students an opportunity to explore careers in the field

A career in comic and concept art is gaining popularity globally, thanks to the increasing demand for new and innovative products. ABA (hons)in Comic and Concept Artoffered by the Leeds Arts University, UK, is meant for students who want to develop specialist skills and a professional understanding that are necessary to succeed as a professional comic or concept artist.

The three-year, full-time course offers 55 seats and focuses on training students to become industry-ready.

“The course aims to equip students with relevant skill sets through guest lectures, faculty visits, international competitions, and work-based learning through internships.The university has established links with publishers, production houses and professional studios across a range of disciplines. These industry links will provide the opportunity for students to gain professional experience. The course will prepare students for careers in commercial, independent and online publishing as well as pre-production for film, moving image, game and performance,” says Fred Bates,programme director, communication design, at the university.

The course is open to applicants withan overall average score ranging between 70% and 75% from a recognised board of higher secondary education. Good A level and International Baccalaureate grades are also accepted. The overall IELTS score must be 5.5 or equivalent.

The course, spread over six semesters, aims to develop a good knowledge of comic and concept art.

Each module of the course is assessed through a combination of portfolio, written and presentation-based submissions with no exams. Students will receive grades and feedback for all modules which will allow them to improve their skills, knowledge and understanding as they progress through the course.

Students who wish to apply are required to submit an application form either on the university’s website or through UCAS. They also require a portfolio of the student’s work. This is assessed along with the application. Shortlisted students will then be invited for an interview in person if they are in the UK or online if they are international students.

The total course fee is set at£15,000 per year of study for international students.


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