Hope you all are having brilliant summers – we’re just preparing the studios for your arrival.
As you know, the Illustration course is a close-knit and friendly student community – a community of learning. You’ll learn off each other as much as from the tutors and visiting lecturers (not that we’ve got our feet up, drinking tea all day!) and we’re looking forward to the energy that you bring to the mix. It’s going to be a really busy year and you’ll be doing loads of new things – some you’ll find tough going and others will be a breeze – hopefully all are interesting and challenging and you enter into the spirit of creative exploration along with us – who knows where you’re going to lead us!
Our course philosophy
Illustration in the 21st Century is a vibrant and diverse subject, and we, as staff, are practitioners in areas such as editorial, animation and film, children’s markets, comics, printmaking, drawing, design, curatorship and critical writing, and as well as active in contributing to lively debate at national and international levels. It is our aim to involve you in those debates right from the start of your course, and to give you every opportunity to develop your own critical voice. Indeed, the Illustration course philosophy is designed to encourage you to develop your own intellectual strengths, enthusiasms and personal visual voice. We are interested in your experience and opinions and look forward to hearing from you what it is about illustration that you find particularly inspiring.