Illustration for communication across commercial graphic design, advertising, fashion, interaction, web and app design and in animation and gaming is increasingly ubiquitous – illustrators are contemporary visual storytellers.
This practice-led course uniquely prepares its graduates for entry into a rapidly changing field of contemporary illustration through the exploration of ideas and themes across commercial, social, political and cultural contexts utilising narratives in compelling and innovative ways. Ravensbourne’s illustrators will comprise the most experimental and creative practitioners equipped to work across media and formats, aware and informed by illustration’s rich heritage yet forward thinking in their understanding of the application of contemporary illustration in the 21st century.
Exploiting the numerous existing and evolving platforms for visual communication and storytelling, this course identifies the professional scenarios and applications for the illustrated image and prepares you for entry into the creative industries.
Contemporary illustration is positioned at the intersection of graphic design, advertising and publishing, fashion and product design, animation and games design. Illustrators create images and narratives for print and screen and are the creators of direct visual communication. There are unparalleled opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential and narrative forms. Contemporary illustration practice is increasingly integrated across the creative industries.