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Start your career in Illustration

The energy, enthusiasm and dedication of our illustration students is evident in the high calibre of work that is produced every year. Develop your talent in our professional studio spaces, be it drawing, printmaking, painting, moving image or digital, and exhibit your work before graduation at London galleries and at our annual Degree Show.

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    This is your chance to see our world-class facilities and our north London campus and speak with our friendly students and academics to find out about studying at Middlesex.

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Your Career In Visual Arts

Hear from Vita, a current student and Fine Art graduate Renee about how Middlesex helped them to set goals for a career in Visual Arts and provided support to get them where they want to be.

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We’re excited for you to join our creative community in the Autumn so that you can experience our outstanding teaching, learning and state-of-the-art facilities!

But what does teaching actually look like for you when you start your degree?

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Outstanding achievements from our visual arts and design departments

Did you know we have BAFTA winning tutors on our staff? Or that graduates have gone on to win the Turner Prize and had work exhibited at the Tate? Here are some of the notable successes the Visual Arts and Design departments have enjoyed over the last couple of years.

Read about our staff and students' achievements

Get to know your course

Art and Design at MDX: Five great things

Meet BA Illustration student Ilke and BA Fine Art student Rebecca, who share their five favourite things about studying art and design here at Middlesex.

Student work

  • MDX Illustration blog

    See some of the amazing work created by our illustration students and graduates and don't forget to have a look at some of their impressive portfolios too!

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  • MDX Creative Graduates website

    Take a look at all the amazing work of last year's graduating students.

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Course news

Acclaimed graphic novel brings to life plight of Chagos islanders

Sample pages from The Chagos BetrayalA graduate of MDX's MA Children’s Book Illustration and Graphic Novels programme has won acclaim for her hard-hitting first graphic novel The Chagos Betrayal, telling the story of the Chagos islanders' eviction from the archipelago, mistreatment and fight to return.

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Application help

  • Building your illustration portfolio

    Illustration programme leaders Nancy Slonims and Martin Ursell give their portfolio tips, as well as showcase some of the fantastic work created by our current students.

  • 10 steps to creating your Art & Design portfolio

    When putting together a portfolio, there’s really nothing to fear. Take a look at this video for some tips on how to get started.

Meet your Course Ambassador, Helen

Helen is a current BA Illustration student at Middlesex and is here to answer any questions you might have about the course, student life or studying at university.

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