We have an enviable record of success. In recent years our students have won over 65 awards in all of the most prestigious national and international design and illustration competitions. These include: the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil, further Yellow Pencil nominations; numerous Best In Year awards with D&AD; two Best In Show awards at D&AD New Blood; Student Designer of the Year at New Designers; countless YCN awards; and many short listings and nominations in competitions such as the Penguin Book Student award, Design Council Futures, the London Transport and Lloyds TSB Illustration awards. Clever, original ideas and excellent craftsmanship are vital for a successful career working at the top end of the profession and our course is committed to teaching students how to achieve these skills. We foster a fun yet demanding atmosphere that encourages our students to think independently, question the world around them and be opinionated. Our proximity to London (20 minutes on the train) is a core part of our success. It allows us to easily bring in high-quality visiting tutors, guest speakers and live-projects. It means we have great industry connections and study trips to museums and companies are a regular part of the curriculum.