Discover and develop your own visual language at the renowned Cambridge School of Art. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning, nationally and internationally recognised graduates, on your way to a career as a professional illustrator. This course will equip you with the knowledge and creative skills you need to succeed as a professional illustrator. Through discussion, critiques, tutorials, set briefs, and self-managed learning, you’ll discover and develop your own visual language, which is so important in today’s competitive market. As well as our staff team - Course Leader Chris Draper, Pam Smy and Jim Butler - you’ll work with nationally-recognised practising visiting lecturers, who will give you their perspectives on modern-day illustration. Recent visitors include Jonny Hannah, Mark Hearld, Laura Carlin, George Butler and Graham Rawle. You’ll also attend Professional Practice talks and discussions, which offer advice on how to succeed in this dynamic and exciting field. Our course continues a 150-year tradition of drawing at Cambridge School of Art. By studying here, you’ll follow in the footsteps of designer and war artist Edward Bawden, acclaimed satirist and illustrator Ronald Searle, Roger Law and Peter Fluck, founders of the TV phenomenon Spitting Image, and more recently, Bethan Woollvin, winner of the Macmillan Prize in 2014, and Dominic McKenzie, who won YCN’s Student of the Year Award in 2011.