Children's Book Illustration: Next Steps

Childrens Book Illustration Next Steps
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (evening)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 19 April 2018
  • Course duration: Ten week evening course

This course is a follow-on from the Children’s Book Illustration course.

It’s aimed at those who already have some familiarity with illustration or making children’s books.

The course will enable you to explore the process of writing and illustrating a children’s book in depth. You’ll be invited to work on pre-existing projects, or develop a new project with the tutors support.

It’s a very practical course involving intensive drawing, writing and design homework.

What will you gain?

You’ll leave the course with an advanced understanding of how to create stories and illustrate children’s picture books, as well as how to develop your existing ideas and create a body of work for professional purposes.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email

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
  • explore character development including techniques for drawing animals, children, facial expressions and movement
  • study narrative techniques including suspense, sequence, narrative arcs, pace, and language
  • learn about visual compositional principles such as colour, type, layout, page and book design
  • create professional storyboards, character sheets, roughs and dummy books
  • get advice on working as a professional illustrator.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Evening course, ten weeks (April - June)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Evening course, ten weeks (April - June)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418