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The Illustration curriculum is arguably one of the broadest; embracing character design, narrative sequence, comics, children’s publishing, design for screen, print-making, interactivity, creative writing, autonomous practice, objective and subjective drawing, topography, bookworks, typography, design research. With award-winning staff contact and access to traditional workshops and cutting-edge digital facilities, we provide an atmosphere of adventure and enquiry within a studio context. Small and intimate in numbers; yet broad and outward-looking in attitude. 
We help students to discover their own direction and individual voice through a series of challenging and stimulating projects and practical workshops.
We enjoy close associations with other departments within the Faculty and wider University and have modules which concentrate on sustainability and community where you can combine with other courses. 
We have a thriving community; visit our Instagram page @plymouthillustration and you’ll get a feel for the richness of what it’s like to study with us. We give our students the skills to fully forge their futures in today’s fast evolving art and design industries of communication, entertainment, fashion, manufacturing and information. See a range of recent graduates’ work at
Students wishing to continue study at masters level can join the illustration pathway on MA Communication Design. On this unique postgraduate degree, illustrators work alongside graphic design and publishing students in a mixed studio environment, supported by tutorials, lectures and workshops delivered by experienced staff and visiting professionals.