Tuition

Your tutors will provide you with the support, guidance and encouragement you need to succeed.
Our courses have been carefully designed to provide an up-to-date and practical educational experience to ensure that you are primed to succeed upon graduation.

Your supportive tutors will nurture your individual talents to help you achieve success. You will receive constructive feedback on your assignments as you progress through the course which is essential to developing your graphic design skills.

Our tutor community includes hundreds of talented professionals with both local and international credentials. Here is a sample to illustrate the depth of creative experience that Academy students benefit from:


Jonathan Clifford

Jonathan Clifford

Jonathan is a documentary, portrait and travel photographer, who works on a variety of commercial assignments and specialises in food and interiors. With a background in communication design, he is also the creative director for an independent arts journal that explores emerging creative talent and new approaches to visual storytelling.

Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Sam is a visual communicator with over 15 years of experience as an in-house designer in the education, financial, retail and public sectors, producing everything from packaging and brochures to animation, video-editing and photography. Sam worked for three years at the University of Manchester as a design manager and head of brand, working within the Centre for Further Education. He has worked at numerous levels for national and international clients and is passionate about helping businesses to grow their brands through the power of visually arresting work.

Gabriela Ferreira

Gabriela Ferreira

Gabriela is an experienced event, portrait and fashion photographer. Having studied drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbon, she is passionate about combining illustration and photography. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Photography in 2009 before going on to achieve a master’s degree in visual arts education.

Hugo Felix

Hugo Felix

Hugo Felix is a studio, portrait and landscape photographer. His work has been featured in many exhibitions and photographic magazines. He has a large catalogue in Micro Stock Photography and has over 30,000 images available on 10 different sites. Hugo has been teaching photography for a number of years and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with students.

Bernie Morrow

Bernie Morrow

Bernie has extensive teaching experience and has been with the Academy network since 2004, teaching a range of photography courses, from hobby up to HND level. Bernie works on commissions for artists and commercial projects as well as portraits, still-life & food photography, along with giving group workshops in Photo techniques and Photoshop editing. She combines her passion for hillwalking with photographing the wild and mountainous areas of Ireland and the UK.

Magdalena Jurkowska

Magdalena Jurkowska

Magdalena is a graphic designer and interior architect with 10 years of professional design practice along with academic experience in teaching and research. She has previously held a tutoring role with the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Magdalena holds a doctoral degree in Fine Arts specialising in Interior Architecture. While working in design studios and as a freelancer, she was involved in various design disciplines. Magdalena is a member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

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