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Digital Illustration Online Short Course

University of the Arts London
6 weeks
Summer / Short course
Online / Distance
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University of the Arts London

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Digital Illustration Online Short Course

This practical and inspiring six week course on Digital Illustration provides an overview to wide variety of digital illustration techniques. You will learn the basics of digital illustration and explore different techniques including digital painting, drawing, and even short animation. You will explore the work of successful illustrators and practitioners from around the world, and you will receive advice from industry experts on how best to approach the discipline and its career paths, trends and opportunities.

Each week youll be given assignments which we will review during the following class.

Admission requirements

This course is for beginners. It is perfect for you if you are looking for basic knowledge that covers a lot of different topics and techniques, however we wont be touching on too much in-depth knowledge. If you are looking for an introduction to digital illustration techniques in order to find the right path for you, this is the right course!

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Program content

  • Vector illustration tricks and techniques
  • Pattern making
  • Isometric illustration
  • 3D illustration in Adobe Illustrator
  • Hand-drawn digital illustration
  • Using a Wacom Tablet
  • Drawing effects: textures and colours
  • Photography & illustration: collage making
  • GIF animation
  • Illustration for screens: suitability, use and preparation
  • Advice from industry experts
  • Digital work exploration

Program delivery

Time : 10:30 - 12:00

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion


Tuition Fee: £465


By the end of the course you will

  • Have a good understanding of the various techniques used in digital illustration
  • Gain valuable experience using your Wacom tablet
  • Be able to apply your learning in different contexts such as vector and isometric illustration, illustrating for the screen, hand-drawing and effects as well as basic animation techniques using GIF.

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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, for the fourth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication,...

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

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University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

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