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Communication Design: Illustration MA: What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Maisie Noble

Name: Maisie Noble
Hometown: London, UK
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Website: www.maisienoble.co.uk

My initial decision to study for my MA at KSA was based on instinct more than anything, when visiting for the open day I felt at home, the atmosphere was positive and friendly, the campus has a great feel to it with ample facilities and lots of creative inspiration. I was right to trust my instinct, my time on the course was completely transformative, my thinking and approach towards illustration has never developed and matured so rapidly and I think this is reflected in my work.

The teaching on the course is excellent, the tutors' facilitate a supportive, open and experimental environment and the projects are extremely well structured to allow students to question and test their understanding of the subject matter whilst progressing their technical ability and skill base.

Whatʼs more I have met dozens of like minded people from all across the campus and made friends for life. I would completely recommend this experience for anyone who is looking to progress their career and to carve a new path in the world.

 

Cathrine Bowitz

Name: Cathrine Bowitz 
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Hometown: London, UK
Website: http://cathrinebowitz.tumblr.com

This course at Kingston Uni has by far been the best I have ever attended! The very competent and knowledgeable tutors, the facilities and the great location close to all of London's museums, exhibition and education spaces.

 

Roxy Leaver

Name: Roxy Leaver
Hometown: London, UK
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Website: www.roxyleaver.co.uk

My previous degree was a BA based on film and radio. After this I found myself moving towards and consciously being drawn to image making and illustration.
I'd been looking to do a Masters in Communication Design for a while because I felt that there was so much more that I needed to learn.

Choosing Kingston was definitely the best choice that I could have made. Being pushed and motivated into experimenting with techniques and materials has helped me to find new ways of working, but also it has helped me to think in ways. The support, advice and motivation that the tutors provided was amazing and really made the degree a great experience. Over the year I've noticed my confidence increase but also identified my potential weaknesses and how to work on them.

The course has been challenging and intense at times, but that has made it all the more worth while and I feel I have learnt so much in my time at Kingston.

 

Jasmine Parker

Name: Jasmine Parker
Hometown: London, UK
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Website: http://www.jasmineillustration.com

The Course helped me to deconstruct my creative practice, so that I could understand how I work and then build up stronger and more effective methods for creating meaningful visuals. I developed better visual research skills, learnt to critically reflect, evaluate, question and test all the way through, while practicing and improving my drawing skills.

With the emphasis taken off style and outcome and with space for mistakes, I was able to really examine content generation and how to communicate ideas visually. I gained so much from doing the MA in Communication Design: Illustration at Kingston.

 

Hoyong Son

Name: Hoyong Sol
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Website: http://www.sohoyo.com

I would like to say that if you want to develop your thought and style, this course is right for you. This is because I was able to experiment well and think more throughout the course. Every module allowed me to think in order to pass to the next level, which was hard at first. However, I learned through the process more than I expected.

I am very pleased that I chose Kingston and I met my lovely tutors and peers. The tutors always cheered me up and give me suitable references to help my project. I had the opportunity to make everything in both the printmaking studio and the 3D workshop, regardless of material. It was great!

 

Yihan Wang

Name: Yihan Wang
Hometown: Chengdu, China
Course: Communication Design: Illustration
Website: http://cargocollective.com/yihan

It's fantastic to study MA Illustration here! The faculties are good and the staff are helpful. In this year, I have learned a lot, especially the critical thinking methods!

 

Ryan Dethy

Name: Ryan Dethy
Course: Communication Design: Illustration MA
Home city: Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Website:
www.ryandethy.com

"I came on to this course with a background in film. During the past couple of years my interest in illustration has grown and I wanted to try my hand at improving my practice. The course offered me a way to experiment with illustration that took me to unexpected places and outcomes. However, I never felt a lack of confidence due to my background, rather I was encouraged to build on my previous experiences and almost 're-learn' the way I work as a designer. The experience was intensive, but I never felt a lack of support."

 

Chiara Sacchi

Name: Chiara Sacchi
Course: Communication Design: Illustration MA
Home city:
Milan, Italy
Website: http://www.chiarasacchi.com

"The MA experience at Kingston University has been precious particularly for the chance of meeting and working with people from different design backgrounds and skillsets. I found the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork to gain a positive result useful training as I prepare for the job market."

 

Ran Kim

Name: Ran Kim
Course: Communication Design: Illustration MA
From: South Korea

"For me, Kingston became essential as it offered the greatest program, in terms of content and quality. The course covered both practical and academic elements, both of which are important for communication to other in creative way.

The modules on offer cover many different interests, the tutors are enthusiastic and engaging, and the facilities for practical work are great; we can use all facilities for making good structures for illustration such as printmaking studio, 3D workshop and academic library."

 

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