MA in Communication Design: Illustration atKingston University London , Kingston upon ThamesKingston School of Art


1 year (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • This course ranked No. 1 in the UK for design and crafts (Guardian University Guide league tables 2020) which covers graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product, and furniture design
  • The Communication Design Illustration MA course is structured to challenge students and their preconceptions about both illustration and design
  • The course place an emphasis on the patterns of research students develop and the visual methods students employ to explore and unravel briefs


  • University Rankings
    • #601-650

      - QS 2023

    • #801-1000

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #78

      - The Complete University Guide 2023

    • #55

      - The Guardian 2023

    • #1317

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 17,98,368
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 6,53,952
Text booksINR 61,308
MiscellaneousINR 2,24,796
TotalINR 9,40,056

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 102.18


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • Applicants should have a 2:1 or good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in illustration or animation or a related subject, such as fine art, graphic design, photography, printmaking, fashion or textiles


Marks - 58/90

  • With no score below 58


Marks - 6.5/9

  • With no element below 5.5 

Other eligibility criteria
ELP requirement may be waived for applicants who have passed 12th English with a minimum of 70% Applicants must provide a maximum of 20 images of their work, and if they have not already done so, a 300-word personal statement which should support their application for their chosen course at Kingston University. The personal statement, if required, should be the final page of the portfolio. The preferred format used to present your portfolio is either a single PDF document/PowerPoint presentation file under 50MB or a Flickr / Vimeo link. Please put the link to your portfolio in a Word document and upload it. Your compressed file must be under 50MB. Applicants portfolio should include a: selection of your student work (if relevant) selection of your professional work (if relevant) examples of preparatory creative work (for example, images from your sketchbooks)
Conditional Offer


Students can get a conditional offer. If the university make them a conditional offer, they must fulfil certain criteria before they can be accepted on to the course

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Submit two references, including at least one academic reference

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Copies of all relevant academic qualifications
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Submit Portfolio (If required)
  • Copy of CV (optional)

Step 3: Start your online application

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for UK.

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