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Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels MA

Children's Book Illustration and Graphic Novels MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Illustration Artwork: Publications

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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. Students will have access to our state-of-the-art reprographic department, where dummy books and sample illustrations may be printed to the highest professional quality. In addition, we offer practical bookbinding expertise and instruction, enabling students to produce illustrated material to the highest presentation standard.

The course will prepare you for a career in children’s books, illustrating stories and 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. Possible alternative careers include teaching and studio-based work. With strong links to art and design employers in the UK and abroad, we support the individual ambitions of every one of our students while they are studying with us and after graduation.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

In this module you'll explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of children's books and graphic novels. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you'll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

This campus-based London uni has been teaching for over 130 years and has campuses abroad in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius. Their specialist courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Their teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you’ll need for your future career. The university is also globally-minded about...more

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