Jake Williams BA Hons Illustration graduate class of 2017

BA (Hons) Illustration (Jan 2025 Start)

The content of this course has been designed in close consultation with industry professionals so that you can be confident your learning will future-proof you for a dynamic and competitive job market.

<p>We are committed to your professional development and encourage our students to regularly self-reflect and provide peer-to-peer feedback. As one of our students, you’ll build confidence, learn to recognise your personal strengths and identify transferable skills - all essential attributes for employment and a sustainable practice beyond graduating. <br /><br />During the programme, you’ll get the opportunity to work on live project briefs and benefit from a regular programme of visiting lecturers who work in the industry. We have developed strong industry links, such as with greetings card manufacturers Hallmark, who frequently offer students valuable internships, giving them fantastic vocational opportunities as well as connecting them directly with prestigious industry professionals.</p> <p>Our strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.​</p> <p><strong>Graduates become:</strong></p><ul><li>Commercial/Freelance Illustrators</li><li>In-House Illustrators/Designers</li><li>Printmakers</li><li>Children’s Book Illustrators</li><li>Concept Artists/Designers</li><li>Studio Managers</li><li>Art Directors</li><li>Lecturers/ Teachers</li><li>Entrepreneurs</li></ul><h4>RECENT ALUMNI:</h4><ul><li>Mike Coombs 2014 graduate: Junior Designer and Concept Artist at <a href="http://www.designbytouch.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Design by Touch</a> – working on toy design and invention.<br /><a href="https://drawcrowd.com/mikecoombsart" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">drawcrowd.com/mikecoombsart</a></li><li>Jordan Wray 2014 graduate: Employed by <a href="http://www.tigerprint.uk.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Tiger Print</a> and represented by <a href="http://astound.us/publishing" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Astound</a>, New York.<br /><a href="http://cargocollective.com/jordanwrayillustration" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">cargocollective.com/jordanwrayillustration</a></li><li>Tobey (Mole) Brown 2011 graduate: Designer for <a href="https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Lego</a> at their headquarters in Denmark.</li><li>Lize Meddings 2012 graduate: Freelance Illustrator and zine-maker – <a href="https://thesadghostclub.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Sad Ghost Club</a>.<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/LizeMeddingsIllustration" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">facebook.com/LizeMeddingsIllustration</a></li><li>James Rae 2015 graduate: design, illustration &amp; animation for <a href="http://papayapods.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Papaya Pods</a> in Barcelona.<br /><a href="http://jamesraeillustration.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">jamesraeillustration.com</a></li><li>Jack Viant 2015 graduate: Freelance Illustrator.<br /><a href="http://jiantillustration.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">jiantillustration.co.uk</a></li><li>Sam Thorne 2014 graduate: Junior Art Director at social media marketing agency <a href="http://33seconds.co/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">33 Seconds</a> – clients include Amazon and Peugeot.<br /><a href="http://samuelbthorne.tumblr.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">samuelbthorne.tumblr.com</a></li><li>Stu Harmer 2014 graduate: Freelance Illustrator for <a href="http://newazaapparel.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Newaza Apparel</a> (Los Angeles), <a href="http://stickerbombworld.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">StickerBomb</a> (NY), <a href="http://www.hungerclub.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hunger Club</a> and more.</li></ul>

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