Our MA Illustration Course encourages you to question the nature of your practice and its context and position relative to the creative industries.
The course allows you to further refine your creative identity, offering a bridge between HE and professional illustration practice. It offers a great opportunity for creative professionals to return to university in order to reflect upon their creative practice and change direction.
The MA Illustration course encourages you to question the nature of your practice and its context and position relative to the creative industries. The MA Illustration course encourages you to engage imaginatively with your practice in relation to the evolving academic subject and practice of illustration. Your work will be considered in a global context, and critically examine the emergence of approaches that challenge orthodox practices. As a graduate from the MA programme, you will be able to carve your own niche in an evolving market for visual materials.
The course is structured and delivered in order to encourage and support you in developing your own distinct visual language, recognising an expansive understanding of contemporary illustration through the exploration of relationships between illustrator as author, audience and context.
You can download the full programme specification for MA Illustration here.
The part time pathway is carried out over a period of 90 weeks – rather than 45 weeks as in the full time pathway.
What students are doing
Looking to be inspired? Browse our gallery of student work to find out more about the kinds of projects that our students get involved in.
Staff on the course
Our teaching staff are specialists in their fields. You can find out more about their research interests and experience by exploring their profiles below.
Postgraduate Higher Diploma (Slade) UCL, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Lisa Richardson graduated from the Slade School of Art with a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture). She has exhibited her work at the Serpentine Gallery, The Royal College of Art and the ICA. Her practice includes sculpture, drawing, ceramics,photography, film and installation Having exhibited her work extensively , she now combines her creative studio practice, interest in cross disciplinary activity and enthusiasm within her role as Course Leader at the Arts University at...Full profile
Your Interview and Portfolio
As part of your application, we require a portfolio of your work. You can find out more about what to include in your portfolio by downloading our portfolio guidelines here.