Children's Book Illustration, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11900
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

The PhD programme encourages individual, practice led research projects that explore aspects of the art of childrens book illustration from the perspective of high-level practice. We look for research proposals that are informed by personal practice and demonstrate an ambition to examine an area or aspect of childrens book illustration through a combination of creative and theoretical enquiry. Using your personal creative practice as a research tool, youll produce distinctive contributions to the growing knowledge pool in this area.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time), 2-4 years (part-time). PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time). PhD: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where youll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship. Youll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities.

At Cambridge School of Art, youll be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers at PhD level. We provide various research forums that accentuate the discursive and interdisciplinary nature of research, including research clusters that hold regular seminars and informal presentations for postgraduate and research students, as well theCentre for Children's Book Studies.

Lecturers

Youll be supervised and supported by staff who have published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Our expertise includes:

Professor Martin Salisbury: practice and theory of children's book illustration. Co-author of Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling (Laurence King, 2010), winner of the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013; author of Play Pen: New Children's Book Illustration(Laurence King, 2007) and Illustrating Children's Books (A&C Black, 2004).

Pam Smy: narrative drawing, history and contemporary use of black and white artwork, the lyrical and natural. Illustrator of The Ransom of Dond by Siobhan Dowd (David Fickling, 2013), Lob by Linda Newberry (David Fickling, 2010) and Follow the Swallow by Julia Donaldson (Egmont, 2007).

Mick Gowar: contextual studies, creative writing and images, folklore and fairytales, storytelling, and the history and practice of creative writing. Principal investigator of theWorld Wide Story Web project, developing resources to encourage children to tell stories using digital means.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

MPhil: Youll need a Bachelor degree orequivalentwith first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: Youll need a Master degree orequivalentin a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, youll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer arange of courseswhich could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11900 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA
UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

  • 2,098

Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

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