BA (Hons) coursesIllustration

Your Future Career

The employment opportunities are diverse, prospects range from freelance work as individuals or as part of collectives to working full-time within creative agencies and companies.

The potential platforms for graduates are wide ranging including web development, publishing, animation, three dimensional illustration, design for products such as textiles and packaging as well as authorial outcomes.

PREVIOUS Award successES HAVE INCLUDED

  • Best of Year D&AD Student Awards.
  • Best New Blood D&AD Student Awards.
  • D&AD New Blood Award Nomination 2015.
  • House of Illustration Book Illustration Competition Longlist winner 2015.
  • Reportager Award – Moleskine Special Mention Student Category Award 2015.
  • Second Prize in the Macmillan Prize for children’s picture books 2012.
  • Highly Commended in the Macmillan Prize for children’s picture books 2012.
  • Winner of the Uncover South West Film Competition to create an educational visitor attraction for the Eden Project.
  • Artwork selected for the cover of The Ting Tings album ‘Sounds from Nowheresville’, Columbia Records.

Our students win major competitions and awards and go on to work in a variety of roles with high profile clients. These are some of our Alumni:

Marina Muun – 2013 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study – Published 6th Jan 16

After graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2013, Marina moved to London to complete a masters at Camberwell College where she has continued living and working as a freelance illustrator. Clients include big names such as Wired, The Washington Post, New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, V&A, Medium, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & BuzzFeed, among many others.

Find out more about Marina and her work on her website.

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Emily Hughes – 2012 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study for 2012 graduates – Published 16th Jul 14

Emily graduated in 2012 and her book Nana Shaped Like a Banana came second in the Macmillan Prize for Childrens’ Picture Books the same year. Emily’s first children’s book ‘Wild’ was published in 2013 and second ‘The Little Gardener’ in 2015 by Flying Eye Books.

View more of Emily’s work on her blog .

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Jack Reynolds – 2013 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Jack graduated this year and after taking part in the 2012 D&AD New Blood event was offered representation by the prestigious east wing Illustration agency.

View more of Jack’s work on his website and on Eastwing.

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Natasha Durley – 2012 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study – Published 17th Sep 13

Natasha graduated in 2012 and was selected as a Best of Year winner Illustration Category at the D&AD Student Awards 2012. She has just begun an Internship at the YCN agency and has already been commissioned by high profile clients including Nobrow publishing.

View more of Natasha’s work on her website.

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Kate Copeland – 2010 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Kate is a busy freelance Illustrator working in London. She is represented by the YCN Illustration agency and has exhibited and published widely. Her International clients include Sagmeister Inc , The Times, Wallpaper*, Anomaly NY and the War Child charity.

View more of Kate’s work on her website.

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Justin Windle – 2009 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Justin’s passion for interactive software and manipulation of computer code led him to Stockholm, Sweden, where he was Interactive Developer at Fi (Fantasy Interactive). He is currently employed as a Senior Interactive developer at Qwiki, New York City, USA.

Justin is anything but a conventional Illustrator, but he flourished while studying on the current BA (Hons) Illustration programme at Bournemouth.

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David Callow – 2007 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

David Callow graduated from The Arts University Bournemouth in 2007. During his study, David won the Silver Award for New Talent for work submitted to the Association Of Illustrator’s Images 31. Following a small group exhibition in London, he started work as a freelance Illustrator.

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Debbie Powell – 2007 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Based in London, NYC, and Southbourne, Debbie Powell is a freelance illustrator and hand letterer who works with water colour, ink, linocut, pencil, pen and printmaking to create her imagery for a range of international clients.

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Emily Golden Twomey – 2006 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Emily Golden Twomey graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2006 with a first class degree in Illustration. In 2010 she saw her first picture book ‘The Loon on the Moon’ published by Scholastic and her second, ‘The Fabulous Flapdoodles’, was published this year.

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Heather Gatley – 2006 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Heather Gatley graduated from the AUB in 2006 and has since built a strong freelancing client list including: Waitrose, LVMH, The Times, Penguin Books, The Guardian, Financial Times, Harvard Law Review, The AOI, The Illustrated APE, Microsoft Magazine, Virgin Books, Harper Collins and The London Business Forum.

View more of her work on her website.

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Will Jarvis – 2006 Graduate

BA (Hons) Illustration Alumni Case Study

Will Jarvis is a Motion Designer (animator/illustrator/graphic designer) working for Channel 4 – having spent 3 years at ITV. He has had work nominated for several awards including one from NTA’s.

View his showreel on his website.

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