Kingston University is ranked No. 1 in the UK for design and crafts* in the Guardian University League Tables 2020 (*covers graphic design, interior design, illustration, animation and product and furniture design.)
This course combines two subjects to give you creative freedom for visual thinking, expression and communication. Illustration has expanded from the traditional printed page to explore many forms of visual media including digital interaction and virtual reality, objects, spaces and environments. We celebrate the cross-pollination of ideas and skills through the hybrid nature of the course. You’ll benefit from dedicated studio spaces and the opportunity for collaboration between illustration and animation.
Built around drawing, the course is carefully structured to develop your individual voice, applying content to image communication to reach an audience. We encourage learning through making and you’ll have access to all our workshops, from etching, ceramics to digital fabric printing, enabling you to test and prototype.
Group and individual assignments and presentations develop the range of skills essential to contemporary practice in all forms of applied image making. Projects with industry will test and shape your understanding in real world situations. Staff practitioners and alumni networks offer insight and contacts with international creative practice, including study visits and placements.
This BA (Hons) Illustration Animation course has a reputation for producing graduates who go on to be top practitioners in illustration and animation, as well as design direction and a broad range of creative careers.