Description

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration.

Why study MA Children’s Literature: Children’s Illustration?

• Refine your practical illustration skills and ideas by working on projects that focus on materials and their combination, colour, tone, creating atmosphere, addressing the reader, and the relation of illustration to text. At the end of the programme you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

• You won’t only develop your practical skills. We draw on both professional and critical perspectives from art and education, cultural studies, design, and sociology to deliver a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the subject of illustration. We’ll expect you to interrogate the power relations that determine what is published, distributed and selected to be read by children in schools.

• You’ll study a bespoke module in children’s publishing that will help you with promoting your work and establishing dialogues with designers, editors and agents. You’ll also have the chance to benefit from exposure to professional networks such as the Association of Illustrators, guest lectures from established illustrators and visits to illustration studios.

• You’ll be taught by leading teaching staff, including established children’s authors and illustrators

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

  • Children’s Literature, Culture and Diversity 30 credits
  • Children’s Book Illustration Practice 30 credits
  • Children’s Publishing 30 credits
  • Children’s Book Illustration: Final Project 60 credits

Option modules

  • Children’s Literature in Action 30 credits
  • Race, Culture and Education 30 credits
  • Early Childhood in a Diverse Society 30 credits
  • Revisiting Practice (RVP) 30 credits

 

Student Destinations

As a graduate of the MA in Children’s Literature: Children’s Illustration you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed as a freelance children’s illustrator. In addition to honing your understanding and practice of children’s illustration, this degree will provide you with the professional skills to enter the industry with confidence.

Throughout the course you will benefit from the expertise and networks of renowned practitioners. The Children’s Publishing module will develop your knowledge of the sector and your professional skills, while the degree show and visits to London book fairs to meet publishers and agents will provide you with a platform to build professional relationships in the industry. You will also benefit from Goldsmiths’ networks with other institutions such as the Association of Illustrators.

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £8640 Home/EU - part-time: £4320 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

For direct entry onto the degree, you should have or expect to achieve an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant area such as graphic design, illustration or art, or have equivalent professional experience. You will also be required to provide a portfolio as part of your application.

If you do not have an existing background in illustration we may offer you a place on a pre-sessional conversion course. This will cover foundational elements of illustration, including observational and sequential drawing, introduction to materials, and the psychology of pictorial reading.

International students also have the option to study English language as part of the pre-sessional programme.

Successful completion of the programme will lead to entry onto the MA Children’s Literature: Children’s Illustration.

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