Illustration, advertising, packaging design, design for print, typography, communication and computer graphics, multimedia, animation, web design, film, television and/or video.

Students explore elements of visual language and a variety of materials and genres by responding to an issue, concept or idea, working to a brief or answering a need. By understanding meaning, function, style, scale, colour and content students build an appreciation of the appropriate use of imagery, typography, signs and symbols. There is also an appreciation of the relationship of form and function, presentation and layout and, where applicable, the constraints of working to a brief and an awareness of intended audience or purpose.

Subject Tutors

Graphic Designer Kelly Flatman joined RIC in 2001. She has been Head of Art, Head of Lower School and is now one of the College Vice Principals. She continues to work commercially as a Graphic Designer and creates her own work using a variety of media such as textiles, print and photography, using traditional and contemporary methods of production. A lot of her work explores the concept of order and balance, with an emphasis on the aesthetic value of the colour, form and texture. Her proclivity for simple everyday objects and structures extends to her unparalleled fascination with type.

Helen Rose studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture at the Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She specialises in working in wood, bronze and glass and has work in the Aardman Animations Studios and in Boston, MA, the Henry Moore Sculpture Park, Yorkshire and the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax.. She went on to study for a Masters in Sculpture at the University of Leeds where she was based at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for 12 months creating works based on the relationship between architecture and sculpture. She has taught at RIC since 2018.

Joe Becci is an illustrator with an undying love for drawing fantastical characters, and the worlds they inhabit. He has worked in various illustrative fields with a focus on creating comics, and designing characters and their worlds. Joe was a GCSE and A level student at RIC. After finishing sixth form he went to the University of the Arts and graduated with a BA Hons in Illustration. He returned to teach Graphics at RIC in 2013.

Sarah Willmott is a Graphic Designer & Illustrator. She studied her BA in Graphic Design at UCA In Epsom before continuing onto a Masters degree in Graphic Communication Design at Chelsea School of Art (UAL) in 2018. After working within industry for a year Sarah joined RIC in 2019 to put her passion for the subject into teaching. She continues her own practice (Studio Ess) which specialises in Branding, Editorial, Exhibition Curation, and Illustration. Her illustration work has a strong focus on local scenes, architecture and humorous elements of daily life.