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Illustration Animation BA(Hons): Links with business and industry

Competitions and collaborations on this course

Vintage Books competition

An annual competition is run by Vintage Books with illustration animation students. Read more about the competition.

Royal Opera House collaboration

Each year students on this course work with the Royal Opera House to create a series of short films in response to selected operas.

Other projects

In recent years we have also worked on projects with Cancer Research UK, Jack Wills, Anthony Nolan, the Natural History Museum and the Horniman Museum, to name a few.

How we work with industry partners

Many members of staff also work in relevant industry sectors. This means:

  • their teaching includes up-to-date professional experience; 
  • they can tell you what life in industry is really like; and
  • they can help you balance creating inspiring, challenging work with meeting the needs of your client. For example, Walker Books' art director, Ben Norland, takes time out to work with Level 2 and Level 3 students. 

We aim to give you real experience of professional working life. We encourage you to participate in national competitions and high-profile events. Outside companies set projects, often awarding placements or prizes to the best. This can make a great addition to your CV.  

Our students' exceptional achievements in major design competitions and film festivals mean employers appreciate the calibre of our graduates. Recent competition winners include:

  • Macmillan Children's Book Award, second place - Soojin Kwak (2018)
  • D&AD Black Pencil - Martha Halliday and Hannah McNally (2018)
  • Royal Television Society Student Award and Overall Panel Choice Animated Film Award- Catherine Prowse and Hannah Quinn (2018)
  • Penguin Design Awards runner up adult fiction - Daisy Moore (2017)
  • It's Nice That, The Graduates - Charlotte Ager (2017)
  • Penguin Design Awards overall winner adult fiction - Madalyn Farley (2017)
  • Royal Television Society Student Award, Overall People's Choice Animated Film Award at the British Animation Awards - Markus and Tommy Vad Flaaten (2016)
  • It's Nice That, The Graduates - Jennifer Zheng (2016)
  • D&AD New Wood Pencil - Jade Evans, Tom Fisher, Katy Wang, Kalle Jurvanen (2016)
  • It's Nice That, The Graduates - Michael Driver (2015)
  • It's Nice That, The Graduates - Alice Stewart (2014)

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This course is taught at Kingston School of Art at River House

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Contact our admissions team

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020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

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This course is taught at Kingston School of Art at River House

View Kingston School of Art at River House on our Google Maps
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Graduates secure BAFTA award nominations

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