Lecturer: Illustration & Graphic Design (Integrated Foundation Year)

Gina Burney is an illustrator/graphic artist, workshop facilitator and lecturer. She graduated with her BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Arts from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002, completed her PGCE in 2005 and her Masters degree ‘Maker Teacher’ at Manchester Metropolitan in 2011. She joined the IFY team at Falmouth in June 2022. Prior to this she gained 16 years’ experience as an art educator teaching Graphic Communication, Contextual Studies and lecturing on Art Foundation in her home city of Manchester. Her work could often be found out and about in the form of posters and flyers made for friends’ gigs, club nights and art exhibitions. Whilst always drawn to these ‘throwaway’ artefacts she is equally passionate about the power of graphic iconography to have a lasting impact on how we think and communicate, and particularly its role in the visual language of social and political activism. Her more recent illustration work ventures into the surreal, and her digital ‘dreamscapes’ encapsulate her love for collage, abstraction and finding the characters hidden within her incidental marks and layers.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2011 MA 'Maker Teacher' Manchester Metropolitan University
2005 Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Art & Design Manchester Metropolitan University
2002 BA (Hons) Graphic Arts Liverpool John Moores University
1999 Diploma Foundation Studies in Art & Design Manchester Metropolitan University


Areas of teaching

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Communications
  • Fine Art
  • Art History
  • Contextual studies

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Institute for Learning 
  • General Teaching Council 
  • Sixth Form Colleges Association