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Illustration Animation BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Our graduates are employed worldwide in roles such as freelance illustration and image makers for magazines and newspapers; book publishers; film and TV production companies; and by advertising and design groups.

Some pursue careers in animation, games, multimedia, special effects and design for film and TV; others pursue postgraduate study in the UK or overseas.

Exceptional achievements by Kingston School of Art students mean our students enjoy a reputation for innovation and creativity. Achievements include awards from BAFTA, the World Illustration Awards and the Royal Television Society Awards.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

Illustration Animation BA(Hons) graduates have gone on to the following roles:

  • 3D artist
  • Advertising art director
  • Animator
  • Artist
  • Artist freelance
  • Advertising campaign planner
  • Design manager
  • Gallery coordinator
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Landscape artist
  • Marketer
  • Printmaker
  • Production assistant
  • Publishing assistant
  • Visual artist 


Illustration Animation BA(Hons) graduates have gone on to work at the following organisations:

  • Accessorize
  • BBC
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • Disney UK
  • Financial Times
  • Foster + Partners
  • GMTV
  • Haymarket Media Group UK
  • London Print Studio
  • OKIDO magazine
  • Oxford Press
  • Paul Holland
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • The Walt Disney Company Ltd
  • Tussauds Studios
  • Wimbledon School of Art

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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Graduates secure BAFTA award nominations

Kingston University graduates secure BAFTA award nominations

Award nominations for documentary and short animation films.

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