The BA Illustration course is taught by tutors who are practising illustrators.
Glyn has worked in a number of image making roles in the illustration industry. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and digital art worker for design organisations and consultants. His teaching is underpinned by a strong belief in the importance of personal professional development and innovative approaches to illustration. His focus currently is predominantly on reportage illustration and drawing, and the application of drawing approaches within the context of illustration education. Read Glyn’s staff profile.
As a Senior Lecturer on the Illustration course at NUA, Emily teaches mainly on the second year of the course, developing key areas of Publishing, Reportage and Authorial practice. She has taught at a number of other institutions and brings a broad range of teaching experience to the role. Her practice is focused on the relationship and connections between fact and fiction. Read Emily’s staff profile.
With degrees in Animation (BA-Honours), Graphical Computing Technologies (MSc) and Printmaking (MA) Neil has a wide and varied background within industry and personal practice. Neil has worked as full-time Lecturer on the BA Illustration course for 2.5 years. Specialising in drawing, relief printmaking and handmade books, Neil has a particular interest and specialism in silent sequential narrative imagery and contexts for drawing and engraving. Neil pursues his own practice, daily, as printmaker and exhibits work throughout the UK and USA. Read Neil’s staff profile.
Nigel has worked in the advertising and design industry both as an illustrator and designer and has actively brought this experience to his role as an educator. His academic interest centres around how cross-disciplinary and culturally informed practice enhances illustration as a means of visual communication. Read Nigel’s staff profile.
Peter Nencini is a full-time Senior Lecturer in Illustration, previously working at Camberwell College of Arts and London College of Communication. Also a visiting speaker/tutor at, Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design Valence and Pratt Institute New York. His teaching is informed and inspired by Friedrich Froebel’s ‘Gifts and Occupations’, Paul Thek’s ’4-Dimensional Design’, Simon Nicholson’s ‘Theory of Loose Parts’, Georges Perec’s ‘Practical Exercises’, Aby Warburg’s ‘Mnemosyne’. Read Peter’s staff profile.
Matthew’s role as lecturer focuses on helping students develop their authorial practice. He has worked as a designer and illustrator on a wide variety of projects and commissions and given lectures on his work at art colleges across the UK. He brings wide-ranging professional experience and knowledge to the course. As well as working to commission, Matthew also exhibits and pursues his own practice. His research interests explore how found images and objects carry a particular history and how this can convey narrative. Read Matthew’s staff profile.
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