At Brighton our Illustration BA(Hons) has a long and illustrious history – take a look at the course Instagram feed and follow to get a snapshot of life on the course.
Tom Duxbury whose work includes illustrating book covers for high profile writers such as Philip Pullman is the designer behind the Royal Mail’s 2023 Christmas stamps, the first set to bear the silhouette of HRM King Charles III.
The highlights of the course for me have been being lucky enough to have a studio space in Brighton to share with my peers and being inspired by working in the space with other like-minded artists. Read More
“Don’t be afraid of making lots of mistakes because the sooner you get over it the sooner you’ll enjoy the process more!” Read More
“This year, one of my animations was used within BBCs Great British Menu Finale and my illustrations are displayed over 26 benches throughout the Brighton Marina.” Read More
“Brighton is a contagious town and rubs off on most things.” Read More
“My advice for 16 year old self will be ‘think out of the box and be brave to try new things!”
Eva Malley’s art business took off while she was studying at the University of Brighton – her work, mostly line drawings, are “inspired by the beauty of the mundane.” Read More
“The flexibility offered on Illustration is one of its strengths. Across the course people are engaged with animation, drawing, printmaking, moving image, collage, 3D rendering and in my case writing.” Read More
“It’s the people you meet at University which I find is the most important part of the university experience whether its tutors and technicians or friends who I will forever remain in contact with and collaborate with in the future.”
“Three words to describe the course would be: challenging, experimental, stimulating. Its avant-garde approach questions what illustration is and what it could be. It underlines the importance of experimenting, spontaneity and, playfulness, pushing you to get out of your comfort zone.”
Watch this powerful three-minute film made by Illustration BA(Hons) student Kirsty Atek about her lockdown exhibition of work Still, Here which looks at space and what it means to belong. Read More
Read a Guardian interview with graphic novelist by Isabel Greenberg about Glass Town, her book based on the Brontë sisters. Read More
A Brighton Illustration graduate has been commissioned to create a portrait of the first female Oxbridge professor. Read More
Steph Hope who graduated from Illustration BA(Hons) at the University of Brighton in 2015 will receive a prize in New York next week as a part of the Young Guns 17 awards. Read More