MA Illustration and Book Arts is a unique provision in the UK designed to encourage a dialogue between visual practitioners in the fields of illustration and book arts. The course challenges you to cross the common fine art/applied art divide, which characterises undergraduate and postgraduate provision in many UK institutions. Whatever your background you will develop your own visual practice through collaboration and dialogue with staff, visiting professionals and your fellow students, and in response to areas of mutual concern to both illustrators and book artists such as visual sequencing and visual text.
Many graduates could expect to have a portfolio career, combining artistic practice with other activities. You will be required to use a comprehensive range of approaches and technologies, so that on a practical level, technical skills such as bookbinding can lead to opportunities running workshops and short courses. The ability to critically evaluate contemporary theory in your discipline provides a basis for higher education teaching or further academic development.
- Process and Practice as Research
- Visual Text
- Sequence and Series
- Masters Dissertation: Art & Design
- Masters Project: Art & Design