Summer Study Abroad - Illustration

On this three-week course, you will engage in a range of experimental research methods in order to strengthen your illustration practice.

The course will focus on authorship, image making, ways of exploring subject matter through illustration and developing content.


Graphic Design Communication students at Chelsea are stimulated by a passion for generating high-octane ideas, and work to develop the digital and technical skills needed to create innovative, directional concepts. 

You will be encouraged to take on this level of design thinking as you study contemporary typographic design, developing a critical and creative approach, through the study of theoretical, practical and contextual concerns.

You will have the opportunity to explore and examine the demands of typography in its contemporary cultural context, looking at modes of communication and how typography and typographic design is generated, utilised and translated by the user.

You will be provided with a variety of study methods to enhance your learning, including group lectures, visits to solo projects and self-directed study.

2016 course blog


Please bring the following items with you

  • Camera
  • Laptop or smart phone
  • A range of drawing materials you would like to experiment with
  • Sketch or notebook

Tutor information

Jen Franklin

Jen Franklin is a third-year tutor on the BA Illustration course at Camberwell. She was formerly an ideas consultant and has more recently sold objects and images directly to clients. Jen has experience of producing drawings, editions and large-scale installations; editorial work; licensing images and writing. She ran her own shop for two years in the East End of London and has supplied work to private clients, shops, galleries and fairs including: Urban Outfitters, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Elphicks, Victor Wynd Fine Art, House of Fairy Tales, Pantone Colour Planner, View on Textiles, Premier Vision, Artwords bookshop, Bookartbookshop and Christies Multiplied. Jen has taught on a range of courses across UAL, and in other establishments such as gallery education and community settings.

Course handbook

Course handbook coming soon.

Entry requirements

Who should attend?

Summer Study Abroad programmes offer the opportunity to build on your knowledge of an existing subject, or to study something new. This course is based on a selected project from the year one undergraduate curriculum, and is delivered by a specialist course team. The course is suitable for those with some prior experience in graphic design. 

Summer Study Abroad programmes are ideal for current undergraduates wishing to continue their studies into the summer, or those who want a different study abroad experience – it’s a great way to get a taste of study at Chelsea, and life in London.

Entry requirements

Summer Study Abroad programmes are open to students of all levels. Applications are made by online application form.

Details for booking

02/07/2018 - 20/07/2018Monday - Friday10.00 - 16.003 weeks

Peckham Road - SE5


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