The course offers opportunities for work experience or mentoring that helps you make industry contacts, build your CV and prepare you for work in a creative agency or studio, as well as freelance illustration and animation. Our collaboration with industry partners including Hearst Magazines UK sets our programme apart. You can apply for an internship with one of their design-led brands to experience editorial design and illustration in print and online, and gain understanding of the importance of illustrated and animated digital content production in reaching audiences worldwide. Previous students have worked as design interns at Esquire and ELLE. These placements have helped previous students develop lasting professional contacts —and even their first magazine jobs.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT & LIVE BRIEFS
This insight is further developed through live industry-set briefs which have included a speculative futures illustration project set by award-winning creative agency The District, an editorial brief set by ELLE, and digital content/social media project from Digital Spy.Our programme of Visiting Lecturers has included innovative professionals working at the cutting-edge of this industry—such as political cartoonist and Buzzfeed illustrator Rebecca Hendin and lead motion graphics designer David Tang from NBC Universal.
The course provides students with the experience and expertise to pursue career possibilities in the expanding creative industries in the UK and worldwide across the field of illustration and animation, including freelance work in editorial and book illustration, children’s illustration, public illustration, exhibition and experience design, motion graphics and animation for TV and corporate branding, games design, VFX, editing, 3D modelling, digital content production, as well as independent animated filmmaking or further study.