Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following: Receipt of a 2.2 degree, or higher from a British university. A high level of achievement in undergraduate studies at a university elsewhere (e.g. for North American students a minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale). Professional experience in the field or a related field in their home country. All applicants are requested to submit digital supporting material and where possible, will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of recent work.
Months of entry
The course is aimed at both professional practitioners wishing to pursue a sustained period of time developing new ideas or recent graduates wishing to focus their studies and refine ideas at an advanced level. The course will also consider students from nontraditional illustration backgrounds, such as fine artists, graphic and Internet designers and animators, providing they can offer clearly articulated and informed reasons for wishing to study Children's Book Illustration at an advanced level.
The emphasis of the course is on the practice of illustration for children's picture books and story books. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to pursue a unique and personal line of enquiry within their chosen area of children's book illustration and design.
The course is primarily a visual course, however authorial control over content is also hugely important in the children's book field so the ability to write creatively and to fuse written and visual content is an important component in the practice of children's book illustration. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with postgraduate students on the MA Writing for Children course.
At the end of their course of study students will have a body of work produced to a professional and publishable standard. This will culminate in a final project and public exhibition, and hopefully, although not exclusively, in professional publication.
Information for international students
nternational Students are required to show competence in written and spoken English in addition to meeting the course entry requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) - minimum 6.5.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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