Learn from award-winning illustrators and graphic novelists who will teach you publish, exhibit and sell your work.
The Illustration course is all about drawing stories. Learn how to use visual narrative to communicate. Refine your creative and professional skills with support from our award-winning illustrators. Gain experience through events such as
East London Comic & Arts Festival (ELCAF), BD Angouleme (France) and Cheltenham Illustration Awards.
You’ll focus on drawn ideas, a gateway to areas such as concept art and digital visualisation ‘ and a key employment area in the wider creative industries. You also have the opportunity for work experience within the industry.
We’re in the UK top 20 for graduate prospects in design and crafts according to the Guardian University Guide 2020 and is rated at 92% for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019).
Our modern design facilities include printmaking studios, an Apple Mac suite, Risograph stencil printer, letterpress workshop and book-binding equipment. You’ll explore a range of print and production options through practical learning and creative assignments. These include publishing, exhibiting, selling products and attending book fairs.
You’ll develop skills in life and location drawing, printmaking, specialist techniques and animation. Taking your work to a professional level through modules such as Sequential Illustration which focuses on using drawn images to create visual narratives such as comics and graphic novels.
You’ll also begin preparing for industry, developing your expertise in self-publishing and promotion. You’ll be equipped with the creative, technical and enterprise skills you need to progress into the creative industries on graduation.