The illustration course at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) combines the classic arts such as painting, drawing and graphic art with the fascination of current design with the help of modern, digital techniques. Illustrations visualize complex content in newspapers, magazines, infographics, advertisements, posters, websites, and apps. They tell stories in picture books and comics and create entire films or virtual worlds in storyboards and concept arts.
Due to the development of digital media, working methods, requirements, technical workflows and application ranges are also subject to constant change. Nevertheless, the art of drawing is indispensable as a technical basis; and as elementary cultural technique for communication and brainstorming. To illustrate means to invent pictures, to develop your own visual language, to experiment, to think visually and to work. But it also means translating texts into graphic ideas, researching a wide variety of topics, finding adequate solutions and always to stay curious
In the bachelor's degree in Illustration at our university, you will learn exclusively from renowned lecturers from the creative industry and you can use the professional equipment of the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) for analog and digital technologies for your study projects. The focus of our teaching is your individual development in small study groups and a friendly, familiar and creative atmosphere. Through our interdisciplinary selection of subjects, a large number of practical projects and a semester abroad or internships; you can actively shape your studies and your career path.
Study at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) in small study groups so that individual support is guaranteed. This gives you personal contact with the lecturers, who are successful professionals from the creative industry. Benefit from their network from the first semester onwards. A large, interdisciplinary selection of subjects allows you to determine and expand the content of the course yourself. A practice-oriented approach to the course at our university means, among other things, a creative atelier with professional equipment for analog & digital techniques. Internships and / or semesters abroad are also an integral part of the curriculum. We are a private and state-recognized university with multiple awards - just like our professors and students. The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) enables NC-free applications because your personality counts for us.
They study and deepen the art of drawing not only as a professional foundation but also as an elementary cultural technique for communication and idea generation. In a creative atmosphere, you will learn artistic and application-oriented, experimental and classical, analog and digital working methods of painting, drawing and printmaking and how to apply them professionally. As an illustration student you will tell stories, illustrate books or create entire films in comics and storyboards.
Your lecturers and professors are internationally working illustrators and artists who will share their experiences from their professional practice with you. Illustration is a young, growing course of studies, which with its lecturers from the practice, the integrated semester abroad or practical semester and a variety of elective modules as well as interdisciplinary seminars will give you the best possible start into the profession of an artist.
Illustrators see themselves as artistic partners of editorial offices, advertising agencies, design offices, publishing houses, museums, game and film productions. They are not only in demand as service providers, but also contribute their ideas, experience and creative attitude in an advisory capacity. They usually work as freelancers. The language of images is universal - that's why the world is open to illustrators.
Depending on specialization and inclination, the range of tasks ranges from children's book illustrations, from magazine pages to advertising campaigns, from infographics to scientific illustration, from packaging design to concept art for computer games. Especially in comic design, graphic novels, animation films and other, artistically freer projects, illustrators appear as independent authors.
You can find even more about the professional field of a trained illustrator in our blog post: Are you the new creative hero?
"At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) I was able to try out a lot and discovered a lot of new things in me and found my own style.
Linh never thought he would discover a new side to his drawing style when he came to our university. You can read what this means to him in his #uestory interview.
All costs are integrated into the monthly tuition fee. There are no additional costs such as matriculation fee, examination fees, bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the study program is completed within the standard period of study.
We would be happy to inform you about financing your studies and funding opportunities. Should you have any further questions, our study counseling service is at your disposal with extensive expertise.
You can find more information about financing your studies for Bachelor programs on our website about tuition fees and financing.
You can apply to our university one year before the start of your studies. To do so, please fill out the online application form completely.
After we have reviewed your documents, we will invite you to the entrance examination. Here you can find all details about the application procedure.
Important: When you apply, you must decide directly on one of our degree programs. However, you can still change the course of study later.