Anglia Ruskin University
Data de início
2020 - 2021
Bachelor of Arts
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Why study illustration? Being an illustrator is a great way to find your own creative voice, and one that allows you to share your creativity with the world through many different projects. UK creative industries have never been so vibrant, global and high profile, and illustration is involved across many different aspects of them. You might illustrate books; become a satirical cartoonist; design film sets, product labels or community murals; or even work on animated films. Also, drawing is not only a lot of fun, but is widely considered to be good for your health. What will you do on the course? Most of your work will be practise-based coursework, giving you the necessary time to develop your artistic skills, then stand back and consider them critically, as a professional would. The emphasis of the course is on ideas and visual problem solving: finding the best media to suit your work, whether itâ??s a Victorian printing press or a digital notebook. Our group discussions, critiques, and tutorials - as well as your own visual and textual research â?? will help you discover more unique ways to express yourself creatively and develop your own visual language â?? a crucial asset in todayâ??s competitive marketplace. Youâ??ll also have the opportunity to go on group drawing/reportage trips in the UK and overseas, as well as visits to museums and galleries. These will assist your own visual research as well as helping you understand how illustration intersects with cultural, environmental and ethical issues, which play an important role in editorial illustration. We will encourage and support you to enter national and international competitions, undertake live industry briefs (recent briefs have been set by Doc Martens, Stansted Airport and Cambridge Corn Exchange), take up internships and attend professional practice talks and discussions, giving you an awareness of what it takes to work as a professional illustrator, as well as a chance to make important contacts for your career. Youâ??ll work in our dedicated natural light illustration studios, right next door to RuskinGallery, with the opportunity for training in all our other industry-standard art facilities as well, including a traditional printmaking room, 3D workshops, animation suites, and life drawing studios. At the end of the course, youâ??ll display your work to the public and professional commissioners at our Cambridge School of Art Degree Show and, optionally, New Designers in London. Youâ??ll also find opportunities throughout the course to exhibit at local venues in Cambridge and further afield, as well as discovering many inspirational areas of natural and architectural beauty around the city to inspire your work, such as the Botanic Gardens and historic city centre. Why study on our course? Our BA (Hons) Illustration continues a 150-year tradition of drawing at Cambridge School of Art. Youâ??ll follow in the footsteps of acclaimed illustrators such as designer and war artist Edward Bawden, satirist and illustrator Ronald Searle; founders of TV phenomenon Spitting Image Roger Law and Peter Fluck; and more recently, Bethan Woollvin, winner of the Macmillan Prize 2014 and author of picturebooks Little Red and Rapunzel. Your studies will be supported by our team of staff who are all recognised illustrators in their own fields. Youâ??ll also work with nationally-recognised practising visiting lecturers, who will give you their perspectives on modern-day illustration, and valuable advice for your future career. Our recent visitors have included Mellissa Castrillon, Angus Greig, Jonny Hannah, Olivier Kugler, Laura Carlin, George Butler and Graham Rawle.