Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
The MA Children’s Book Illustration 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 non-traditional 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. At postgraduate level you will be encouraged to pursue a unique and personal line of enquiry within their chosen area of children’s book illustration and design.
A recognised British honours degree to a good standard, or its equivalent. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed.
Informal enquiries are welcomed.
Applicants must demonstrate achievement of any one of the following:
International 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.
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.
The MA in Children’s Book Illustration is aimed at practicing professional illustrators, artists and designers wishing to develop new ideas and techniques aimed at the children’s market, and at recent graduates who wish to focus and refine their ideas at a more advanced level
Understandably, Children’s Book Illustration 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. At the end of the course you 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.
Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.
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Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.
For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.
Through the collective community, students have access to a wide range of staff expertise and extensive workshops and studio resources.
The course is supported by extensive computer, studio and workshop facilities located within the department and the University as a whole. There is also a programme of guest lecturers, company and consultancy visits as well as exhibitions and extra workshops.
Both the practical and theoretical elements will be assessed both during and at the end of each module. The final form of the assessment strategy and criteria is the result of collaboration between student and staff.