The new MA in Illustration offers a unique opportunity to develop a creative illustration practice and a mature, insightful authorial voice. A central element of the course and fundamental to the development of your specialism is the application and testing of purposeful, communicative drawing.


The process of communicating through illustration will be critiqued and re-evaluated via research methodologies, and by developing a wide range of knowledge and skills. Drawing will form a methodology for research and investigation, supported by lectures and workshops, and delivered by staff who have a wide range of industry and publishing experience.


You will actively explore printmaking, digital painting, creative software and all forms of natural media and have opportunities to print, publish and disseminate your work in collaborative publications for our 'imprint' The Pittville Press. Students also have the opportunities to publish work through our Cheltenham Illustration Awards.


The programme encourages enterprise and promotion alongside personal development and our series of intensive tutorials will direct you towards a creative portfolio strategy relevant to your personal and professional aims.


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