Children's Book Illustration

Childrens Book Illustration
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day & evening)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 2 March 2019; 12 August 2019
  • Course duration: Five Saturdays or one week

This course will introduce you to the world of illustrated children’s books, focusing on the picturebook (i.e. books for younger children).

The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn how to illustrate.

It's also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the writing and illustration process so that they can create unique work for family and friends.

What will you gain?

You will leave the course with an understanding of how to create stories and illustrate children’s picture books.

This is a very practical course involving drawing, writing and design.

“The tutor was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, very professional and she made the course a wonderful experience.” AF

“Excellent instruction and advice. Highly recommend it.” AG

“I enjoyed all of it. I learnt a lot and feel I have improved.” JH

“The tutor is very approachable and supportive at all stages throughout the course. It’s been a pleasure meeting her.” MV

“Brilliant – thank you!” SB

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • have a combination of group and one-to-one tutorials
  • learn about character development, storyboarding, visual language, structure, sequence, pagination and page design
  • define your audience
  • get advice on working as a professional illustrator.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418