Follow in the footsteps of acclaimed children's artists by studying your Children's Book Illustration MA degree at ARU. Work with a dedicated support team of internationally-recognised illustrators to develop your own personal visual vocabulary. Make connections in the children's publishing industry.
Develop your own personal visual vocabulary supported by a team of internationally-recognised illustrators
Benefit from a 150-year tradition of drawing and inspiring creativity at Cambridge School of Art
Follow in the footsteps of many award-winning students and successful alumni
Our Children's Book Illustration taught studio course, the first of its kind in the UK, was developed by our distinguished Professor Martin Salisbury, who still contributes to teaching on the course. It will give you the dedicated support and knowledge you need to develop your practice in the art of children's book illustration.
Within the broad guidelines of each Children's Book Illustration module, you'll propose and develop a project, with guidance from internationally recognised illustrators, writers and publishers of children's books. You'll share and discuss your work with other students in group critiques, and attend lectures and seminars that will inform your studio practice.
Illustration at Anglia Ruskin is built on a tradition that goes back to the founding of the Cambridge School of Art in 1858. Our MA degree students work in dedicated illustration studios right next door to the Ruskin Gallery, with access to a fully equipped printmaking studio.
By studying your Children's Book Illustration degree at ARU, you'll follow in the footsteps of alumni such as designer and war artist Edward Bawden, acclaimed graphic satirist Ronald Searle, and Roger Law and Peter Fluck, founders of the TV phenomenon Spitting Image.