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BA (Hons) Children's Books (with Foundation Year)

Wrexham University

This highly specialised degree in Children’s Books aims to help you develop both your illustrative style and flair for storytelling. The course covers the practical, professional and artistic sides of writing and illustrating books for a younger audience. The programme will equip you for a successful career in the creative industries.This course will expand and develop your illustrative knowledge and ability. Working with experienced and industry active staff, you will learn how to write and draw stories for children.You will be introduced to professional creative processes and encouraged to expand your abilities through workshops and practical projects. You will learn how to write and draw stories, identify and solve problems, develop creative individuality and produce a professional portfolio.As well as gaining personal, professional and entrepreneurial skills, our programmes introduce a broad range of creative skills, from the generation of ideas to their technical production through printmaking, bookbinding, 3D materials, life drawing, traditional and digital media, with an emphasis on drawing and the development of a unique personal style.Creative writing, storytelling and theories of narrative structure are at the heart of the course. Opportunities to explore visual sequencing, narrative imagery, anthropomorphism and character development are consistent throughout the programmes.The business of working as a freelance artist is an important aspect of the course, covering practical advice from marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients. Working on live briefs and competitions are available and encouraged.Key Course Features:• The School of Creative Arts at Wrexham Glyndŵr University was named as the best place in Wales to study Art in the 2017 Guardian University League Table.• You will be part of a vibrant and creative community of commercial artists including children’s book artists, illustrators, animators, game artists and designers.• You will be taught by a teaching team with a broad range of experience working professionally in the children’s publishing and illustration industries.• We encourage our students to self-publish and learn how to produce high-quality production prototypes to pitch to the publishing industry through the use of our in-house Bindery.• Our students have won illustration prizes and awards such as the Oxford University Press Illustration competition, the Macmillan Children’s Book competition, the Caldecott Society and D&AD awards and been nominated for prestigious Eisner and Silver Reuben Awards.

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Requirements

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4 years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time