Graphics & Illustration


We offer a great range of programmes in our Graphics & Illustration school, including Illustration & Animation, Digital Communication Design, Graphic Communication, and Graphic Design.

A creative career can be immensely satisfying and our graduates hold a critical, conceptual and contextual understanding of their subject area as well as creativity substantiated by technical understanding. While at UCA our students have worked on exciting projects, designing the packaging of a retrospective box set for The Pixies, animated ‘live windows’ for flagship Benetton stores, and information for the United Nations in Brussels and New York.

Our academic staff hold a wealth of experience in a range of disciplines. Many are active practitioners in their field and participate in exciting commercial and research projects. Our programmes are relatively small, providing you with good access to tuition and facilities. The resources available to you include traditional printmaking, book production, animation, Mac suites, digital printing, 3D workshops, laser cutting, 3D printing, textiles, photography and video.

Graphics & Illustration courses

Graphics & Illustration courses are available to study at the following locations:

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Epsom

      UCA Farnham

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          Careers in graphics & illustration

          Our Graphics & Illustration courses will expose you to a world of opportunities

          With a proven track record of alumni taking up industry positions within six months of graduating, we pride ourselves on nurturing creative, resourceful, rounded and hardworking professional designers. Our graduates have achieved high-profile roles with many leading companies, such as Burberry, Harper Collins, River Island and Sonic. Recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, in areas such as:


          • Editorial design
          • Advertising
          • Web design
          • Publishing
          • Branding
          • Packaging
          • Typography
          • Consultancy
          • Freelance illustration

          Our team of experienced tutors bring with them years of expertise and business contacts from many companies and industries, giving you the opportunity to network with distinguished names, including:

          • Eye Magazine
          • Creative Review Magazine
          • Mook
          • Brian Webb
          • Lewis Moberly
          • Why Not Associates
          • MOJO Magazine
          • BBC
          • Neoco
          • EHS Brann
          • GBH
          • Walker Books
          • The Design Museum

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