Berghs x Ravensbourne University

  • Starts: 8 March 2023 / Ends 24 May 2023
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Mode: Online
  • Fees: UK: £2,350

Improve your sketch process, sharpen your tools, your style, and your portfolio.

This course is designed to help emerging illustrators raise the bar and prepare for professional practice.

Key details

  • Last application date:  12 February 2023
  • Course dates: 8 March to 24 May 2023
  • Fees: £2,350 UK/International, £2,950 EU
    *Reverse charge within the EU may apply. See VAT terms and conditions here.

  • Time commitment: 10 hours per week

The first live session will take place on Wednesday, March 8th at 18:00 CET. Subsequent live sessions will continue to take place on a weekly basis via Zoom on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET.

Apply for March 2023 

Who is this course for?

You are a young professional who wants to work with Illustration. Maybe you have some experience as a designer, editor, writer, or photographer. We don’t require a formal art school education, but you need familiarity with the creative process and good drawing skills to be able to produce work on a weekly basis. We expect you to be able to do simple layouts and to be able to import and export digital files. Otherwise, most of the assignments can be solved with pen and paper.

Key learnings

  • A practical framework and weekly exercises
  • Six to eight finished illustration projects
  • Ideation, sketched ideas, and final work
  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Instructors’ experiences, review of other artists’ work, case study project
  • Group and individual feedback
  • Portfolio review and career goals.

Course content

You’ll learn how to best translate your idea sketch into a dialogue sketch, then into a final illustration. You’ll improve your process by working on overlapping weekly illustration assignments and you will be given weekly feedback on sketches and finished work. Over 12 weeks, online, you will sharpen your tools, your style, and your portfolio.