Year in


Gill Sampson,
Course Leader

We’re proud to represent the unique voices of our illustrators entering a truly global industry. Their creative strengths are reflected in the diversity of their projects which value sustainable, ethical practices and champion inclusivity. Students are progressing into a range of employment, from freelancing to publishing.

Award winners

Our students have been encouraged to engage with a range of industry competitions. Olivia Heseltine won the RSA Student Design, Collaborative Partnership and RSA Events Staff Choice Awards for her animation Ambitious Cities. Georgina McAndrew was shortlisted for the Penguin Cover Design Award 2022, Children’s Category.

International guest lecturers

Students have been able to interact with a diverse range of national and international visiting lecturers, including Monique Jackson, Jules Sheele, Sophie Burrows, Nicola Streeten, Merlyn Evans, Gemma Correll, Olivier Kugler and Andrew Humphreys, Jelly London, The AOI and The Artworks Illustration Agency.

Online exhibitions

This year the great range of our graduating student portfolios can also be seen at the AOI ‘Ones To Watch’ and D&AD online, New Blood Digital Festival 2022 graduate showcase directory, connecting students with the creative industries.

Live briefs

Students have engaged with a diverse range of live briefs, commissions, work experiences and collaborative projects including internships at Everyone Agency and Storekit, London.

My favourite thing about the course is that the tutors encourage you to explore your individual interests, and will support your learning... helping you to build a rewarding practice.

Georgia Holland,
BA (Hons) Illustration