As part of our research we visit a variety of locations around the UK, including London and Oxford. We visit the Pick Me Up Illustration Festival, The Association of Illustrators Awards and the London Book Fair. Location drawing is an important element of the course and we enjoy drawing at Worcester Cathedral, Worcester Racecourse, the City Art Gallery and Museum and many other places in and out of the city. The teaching team attend Illustration conferences around the world including the Bologna Book Fair and IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) in Mexico.
For the past few years, we have held our graduate degree show in central London, which has given the Illustrators a platform to promote their work and gain industry contacts.
A growing number of our students have gone on to study postgraduate degrees here and at the Royal College of Art, Anglia Ruskin, Kingston and Central Saint Martins.