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Children's Book Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
 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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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)

Main requirements:

  • A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • A recognised pre-masters course.
  • Holders of the Metaptychion Spoudon Diploma (Master's degree) or higher qualifications will also be considered.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Our preferred tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT (with 88 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking) and Pearson PTE (with 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components), so we recommend you take one of these if possible. We also recognise the following qualifications/tests:
  1. Trinity College: Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
  2. LanguageCert International ESOL SELT tests
  3. International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA)

Important Information:

  • You will be required to attend an interview of around 20 minutes, during which you will evidence your discussion with a portfolio or, if you are resident outside of the UK, an e-portfolio.
  • If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry. We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas.


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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