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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA Children’s Book Illustration course is aimed at both professional practitioners wishing to pursue a sustained period 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.

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 86 1

    42nd out of 97

  • Entry standards

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    135 60%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    19th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    116 58%

    50th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    5th

    14

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