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Illustration courses

Turn your passion for drawing into a successful career as a professional illustrator

With the help of our industry experienced tutors and guest speakers, you'll develop your own unique creative voice as an illustrator. You will graduate with a portfolio that represents you and will be fully equipped with the skills needed to to take on the creative industries.

Illustration at Middlesex

We take a personalised approach to teaching, ensuring you get a tailored experience to help you develop your creative identity.

Unlike other institutions, our class sizes are kept small so that you get the maximum contact time with our tutors and facilities.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, from photography to laser cutting and we have a number of illustrators, agents, publishers and designers who make themselves available to discuss your portfolios.

Many of our students get the opportunity to publish their work before they graduate.

  • Illustration graduate gallery

    Take a look at this online exhibition by BA Illustration students in 2021, showcasing some of the amazing work produced at MDX.

  • Studying Illustration at Middlesex

    Lecturers, students and graduates from our Illustration degree talk you through their experiences of the course.

    Download our Alumni Achievement roundup featuring excellent examples of our graduates' real-world work and success stories.

Our Illustration courses at a glance

100% satisfaction

rate for our BA Illustration students (NSS, 2021).

State-of-the-art facilities

Our facilities are state-of-the-art and as part of your blended learning, you'll have access to The Grove, an £80 million learning facility.

Support for your career

Our course is specifically focused on developing your skills as a professional illustrator and finding your personal visual language.

We are ranked 301-400 in the world for Arts and Humanities.

THE World University Rankings, 2019

Illustration facilities

We have dedicated facilities for our illustration courses where you can get hands-on learning experiences allowing you to find your own artistic style and getting you job-ready for when you graduate.

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  • Illustration courses in the news

MDX illustrator with 250,000 Facebook following launches Search and Find game App

A MDX Illustration alumnus is offering a compelling distraction to puzzle fans under lockdown, with a witty App game for iPhone and Android called Search and Find - Hidden Object.

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Arts and Creative Industries degree show

Middlesex University's 2019 Arts and Creative Industries degree show drew crowds to a buzzing Private View at the Old Truman Brewery, and there were further big attendances at a series of events over its four-day run.

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