This course focuses on image making -using a wide variety of materials, processes and technologies across print, 3D and moving image formats. It encourages students to push boundaries to create new and exciting forms of visual communication. Students work on a wide range of professional creative briefs, set by practitioners in the field. Students develop contacts during their time on the course, working for a variety of clients and on external opportunities. The course offers access to a wide range of technologies, studios and workshop facilities including Adobe Creative Suite software, 3D software, screen printing facilities, 3D clay modelling, laser cutting, stop motion animation studio, photography and video resources and digital print bureau. If you choose this course you may benefit from: working alongside our staff who continue to work as professional artists, designers, illustrators and animators on external research projects; the opportunity to apply for a work placement or undertake live projects in year two of study. Students can also undertake a sandwich year of study or work abroad – recent opportunities have included placements with Venice Printmaking Studio, Silverback Studios; Nucleo Design Studios-Italy, Ash Gaming, Rawww Design Agency, Christian Aid; large scale wall illustrations for City of Coventry Health Centre; illustrations for Architects – Glenn Howells as well as Erasmus placements at Accademia di Belle Arti Bolongna and Universidad Europea de Madrid. Support to enter national competitions including Penguin Design Awards, House of Illustration, YCN, D&AD Student Awards, and Creative Conscience Awards. Our students have had considerable success in these competitions and have won the highly commended Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration and the Silent book contest. A programme of visiting speakers including Paul Davis, Gemma Correll, Ian Francis and John Stezaker; field trips are often organised across courses and there will be a range of opportunities on offer. In the past, students have visited China, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and New York.