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Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels (Part-Time)

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
Part-time
€119.03/Credit
Duration
2 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

This practice and research-based course will enable you to explore and develop your interest and skill in all forms of narrative and sequential illustration. You will produce a children's book, graphic novel or illustrated text using our extensive facilities, supported by highly experienced staff and successful practitioners in the field.

This is a highly practical course that aims to give students the very best opportunity to publish in these fields. The course is staffed by practising illustrators with rich and varied experience in these fields and invaluable insight into all aspects of publishing. The course will draw on the advice and expertise of visiting publishers, writers, editors, designers and art directors offering the best possible opportunity into the seemingly impenetrable world of publishing, narratives and children's books.

Middlesex University offers superb facilities, including our exceptional printmaking rooms offering silk screen, lithography, mono print, wood and lino cutting, etching and dry point options and these will be part of our blended learning approach available where possible.

Students will have access to our state-of-the-art reprographic department, where circumstances allow, where dummy books and sample illustrations may be printed to the highest professional quality. Our university printing department CDS will offer the opportunity for students to have their dummy books printed where necessary and delivered to a specific address, enabling students to pitch their final major projects where this is appropriate and relevant.

In addition, we offer practical bookbinding expertise and instruction, enabling students to produce illustrated material to the highest presentation standard.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
B
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
B
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
A
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
IGCSE
C
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
58
or
IELTS
6.5
or
TOEFL (internet based)
87
or
PTE
58
Notes:

Information about qualifications:

  • We normally require a good honours degree in an appropriate subject.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • ESB ESOL International: Level 2‐Step 1
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 7.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 7.0
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version ONLY): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Duolingo: Overall 110

More information:

  • We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications.
  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.

Curriculum

Modules

Developing Practice - Term 1

Critical Debates - Term 1

Contexts: Materials and Methods – Term 1

Contexts: Critical Review – Term 2

Positioning your Research – Term 2

Narrative and Sequential Illustration - Term 2

Advanced Research - Term 2

Major Project - Term 3

Careers

The course will prepare you for a career in:

  • children’s books
  • illustrating stories
  • graphic novels

There will be chances to meet with agents, publishers, writers and practicing illustrators. Almost all illustrators working in children’s books and graphic novels work in a freelance capacity and advice will be given on how to establish yourself, based on first hand experience, in this field.

Advice is given on how to approach publishing houses, including presenting your book at the world’s biggest children’s book fair at Bologna, Italy and at the Frankfurt book fair in Germany.

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