Year in


Gill Sampson,
Course Leader

Welcome to BA (Hons) Illustration and the excellent work and achievements of our graduating students. We’re proud to represent the unique voices of our illustrators entering a truly global industry. Their individual, creative strengths are reflected in the range and diversity of their projects.

Award winners

Our students have engaged with international competitions including The Silent Book competition and The MacMillan Prize. Victoria Reeves was shortlisted for the Batsford Prize with her work ‘This Quiet Belonging.’ Lecturer Christian Petersen won Denmark’s Most Beautiful Book Competition with his graphic novel Efter København.

Live briefs

Our students have engaged with a diverse range of live briefs, work experiences and collaborative projects including gaining an internship at Art Angels publishing company, commission for Norwich City Football Club’s OTBC programme and curating an exhibition of student work at The John Innes Centre.

Visitors interacting with the Illustration work on display at GradFest.

Ones to

Students are progressing into a range of employment including freelance, publishing, design, teacher training, education and further study. This year our graduating student portfolios can also be seen at the AOI ‘Ones To Watch’ and at New Designers 2023 graduate showcase, connecting students with the creative industries.