Concept and Comic Art

Experience and obtain practical knowledge in a variety of mediums as well as traditional and contemporary techniques, tools, and practices ready for a career in the creative industries.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Concept and Comic Art

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

The course surrounds two practical themes – concept art and comic art, both of which focus on fundamental, traditional art skills and contemporary digital techniques.
Concept art will help and support your journey to master a range of industry-focused tools and techniques for developing pre-production, production and post-production art for the film and video game industries. Comic art will help you develop a practical understanding of idea generation, visual storytelling, and visual communication.
The two themes mean you will open the door to a wide range of creative experiences and opportunities. Both are underpinned by contextual studies to inform and enhance your practice through an exploration of the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the wider world of print and web-based comic arts, graphic novels and visual communication.

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  • You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Opportunity to receive support from the Leicester Media School Drawing Centre, which provides extra-curricular support for developing artists and designers to have a creative forum and discourse.

We expect graduates of this course to work as 3D artists, visualisation and VR artists, environment artists, character artists, concept artists, technical artists, team leads, studio managers, producers and directors.

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and develop key skills valued by employers.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Year Zero

De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.