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Children's Book Illustration MA

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of acclaimed children’s artists. Work with a dedicated support team of internationally recognised illustrators to develop your own personal visual vocabulary. Make connections in the children’s publishing industry.

This taught studio course, first of its kind in the UK, was developed by our distinguished Professor Martin Salisbury, who still contributes to teaching on the course. It will give you the dedicated support and knowledge you need to develop your practice in the art of children’s book illustration.

Assessment

Throughout the course, you will be asked to create various projects, to reflect on the work you have created, and to research and apply that research to your own craft.

The Observation and Experiment module will be assessed 100% on portfolio and your own reference of your portfolio work. In the Sequential Image module, your portfolio will be worth 80% of your grade, and an essay makes up the other 20%. The Diploma Project module grade is based 90% on portfolio and 10% on a research proposal. Your Diploma Review thesis will be assessed 100% on your 6,000-word essay, while the master’s Stage Project will be assessed 90% on your project work and 10% on your written report.

As you advance through the course, you’ll learn to work progressively more independently, preparing you for life beyond graduation.

Careers

Many of our past students now enjoy careers as freelance authors and illustrators for children. Among our published graduates are Paula Metcalf, Marta Altés, Nadia Shireen, Birgitta Sif, Rebecca Patterson and Jo Empson.

You may decide to take your work to a deeper level with a research degree, like our PhD Children’s Book Illustration. You will also gain intermediate awards: PG Cert, PG Dip.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,600overall cost

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

University information

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    113th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 86 4

    87th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

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    129 58%

    47th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    35th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    99 49%

    90th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    89th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    69th

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