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Children's Book Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
On campus
 2973 Points
1 Year, 6 Months
Start date
Sep 2023

Program Description

Our Children's Book Illustration taught studio course, the 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.

Within the broad guidelines of each Children's Book Illustration module, you’ll propose and develop a project, with guidance from internationally recognised illustrators, writers and publishers of children's books. You’ll share and discuss your work with other students in group critiques, and attend lectures and seminars that will inform your studio practice.

• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £11,500 (total cost)

Additional costs:
• Optional London graduation show: approximately £170 - £250 (including catalogue design/printing, gallery space, private view for publishers).
• Optional Bologna Book Fair stand portfolio inclusion: approximately £340 (NB this does not include document preparation, promotional material or travel costs).

Entry Requirements

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Year 1

Observation and Experiment

Sequential Image

Illustration and Audience: the Paradox

Research and Review

Year 2

Masters Stage Project


  • Many of our past students now enjoy careers as freelance authors and illustrators for children.
  • You may decide to take your work to a deeper level with a research degree, like our PhD Children’s Book Illustration.

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