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Course Content

The course teaches the breadth of illustration practice and its possibilities for a networked 21st century. You will explore creative ideas of culture, commerce and society, framed through ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’ to develop a unique illustrative voice.

Glyn Bewerton
Course Leader

  • Year One
  • Broaden your understanding of what contemporary illustration can be
  • Drawing languages
  • Visual communication
  • Design principles
  • Visual narrative and sequence
  • Digital and physical image making
  • Book design
  • Printmaking
  • Visiting practitioners
  • Year Two
  • Develop and apply skills within specific platforms, including narrative, reportage and authorial illustration
  • Research and investigation
  • Archives and collections
  • Understanding audiences
  • Collaborative working
  • Visual storytelling
  • Creative industries
  • Self promotion
  • Year Three
  • Produce a significant body of work in relation to your evolving illustration practice and career aspirations
  • Visits to art and design studios
  • Professional practice
  • Peer reviews
  • Exhibition and curation
  • Practitioner visits and lectures
  • Live briefs and competitions

Visiting Lecturers

  • Chris Gibbs
    Illustrator
  • Peter Knock
    Artist
  • Catrin Morgan
    Illustrator
  • Toby Morison
    Illustrator
  • Fiona White
    Illustrator
  • Bee Willey
    Illustrator and book designer
  • Leah Fusco
    Illustrator
  • George Mellor
    sisterarrow.com
  • Sinead Evans
    Studio Operative

Graphic illustrator Catherine Anyango discusses the stages of producing a graphic novel.

Learning and teaching

Find out more about learning and teaching on this course and how NUA courses are assessed.