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Studying with IDI has been great. I work from home and have just had a baby as well, so I can work around her sleeping pattern. It sometimes involves working all night, but that’s fine because you can do that, which is great
Alisdair Wright
BA (Hons) Illustration

Develop your existing artistic skills with one-to-one tuition from our dedicated expert tutors, and gain the confidence you need to prove yourself as a professional illustrator. Our online illustration courses can open up a number of attractive career prospects if you have the talent and desire to make it. At IDI we offer a BA (Hons) Illustration and an MA Illustration (Visual Communication), in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, which can help give you an advantage in a highly competitive industry.

Three start dates a year

We have three start dates a year for our online courses in illustration, in February, June and October. However this can be subject to change, so if you have a specific course and start date in mind please check with your Admissions Advisor or email We accept online applications at any time.

Why study illustration online?

Illustration is a very popular career and you will meet a lot of competition when looking for work. Clients don’t just want to know that your work looks good but that you are able to conduct yourself in a professional manner. A degree acts as proof that you possess the necessary skills. You will also learn how to source work and manage your own career as a freelance illustrator.

If you want to learn illustration and are considering joining one of our courses, why not find out more about starting a career as an illustrator.