This course teaches you to understand both the historical and contemporary context for illustration practice. You graduate with an understanding of what illustration has been, what it is now, and are encouraged to explore what it will be in the future. Practices, technologies and opportunities for illustration and image making are shifting. Working within a vibrant and supportive cross-disciplinary studio culture, you focus on generating new and memorable ideas as the basis of your creative process. You are encouraged to be a creative leader within your field. You explore in detail the changing nature of the illustrator as director, entrepreneur and networker, as well as developing your critical skills with an emphasis on solving problems creatively. During the third year of the course you can take an optional placement year. You study in state-of-the-art workshops which provide you with a unique studio-based learning environment in the heart of the creative community.