Postgraduate coursesAreas of Expertise and Engagement with External Professionals

Course Overview

In addition to dedicated MA sessions which include tutorials, critiques and workshops, you are invited to share studio space with undergraduate and postgraduate students, a highly experienced team of staff and visiting practicing illustrators and artists.

Studio life is an important part of the subject provision at AUB and it is this engagement with studio practice as well as motivation and the support of a dedicated and expert group of staff that make for a successful and dynamic MA programme.

In addition to the Lecturers and Senior Lecturers from the Illustration team who support the MA, our visiting tutors and external contributors include Robert Nicol MA (RCA), Catherine Anyango MA (RCA), Matthew Richardson, Stephanie Black PhD, Maria Midttun and Anna Steinberg.  

A broad range of speakers and practitioners visit the university regularly and all students are invited to attend lectures, workshops and tutorials with industry professionals.

Cathy Olmedillas

Cathy is the owner/editor of the groundbreaking magazine Anorak and also a regular guest speaker.  Anorak is a publication that celebrates illustration and graphic art and has continued to lead the way in contemporary children’s fiction.

Joel Lardner

Joel is currently exploring new opportunities and directions for the subject area in his role as Senior Lecturer.  Recent clients have included The Guardian, Soho House Group Ltd and Arbor Snowboards (CA).

Authorial projects have included The Krystal World that was exhibited at the Viewfinder Gallery, London. He has also co-authored Digital Art Techniques for Illustrators & Artists with fellow lecturer Paul Roberts.