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Undergraduate Course: Children's Picture Books; the art of visual narrative (LLLA07111)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Course typeSandwich AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

The course introduces students to the art of sequential imagery and visual narrative with a particular focus on children┐s picture books. Through a series of practical exercises and workshops the students will explore all the aspects of creating a picture book from research and initial concept to the final artwork. They will have the opportunity to develop their own illustrative style and learn to apply it to create a successful and engaging picture book narrative.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH (33.3%)
    Research and explore personal concepts and visual ideas to successfully inform a sequential imagery project.



  2. PRACTICE (33.3%)
    Explore the process of creating an effective visual narrative. Through a series of briefs and exercises develop skills and practical knowledge of illustrating a picture book.
  3. PRESENTATION (33.3%)
    Complete a picture book project in a form of storyboards, roughs for dummy book and 3 finished illustrations.

Reading List
Essential
Salisbury, M. (2006) Illustrating Children┐s Books: Creating Pictures for Publication. London: A&C Black.
Hellige, H., Klanten, R. (2011) Little big books. Illustrations for children┐s picture books. Berlin: Gestalten.

Recommended
Bologna Illustrators of Children┐s Books, Annuals. Bologna: Bologna FiereWeb S.r.l.
Hunt, P. (1995) Children┐s Literature: An Illustrated History. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nodelman, P. (1988) Words about Pictures: The Narrative Art of Children┐s Books. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press.
Salisbury, M., Styles, M. (2012) Children┐s Picturebooks. The Art of Visual Storytelling. London: Laurence King Publishing.
Rees, D. (2008) How to be an Illustrator. London: Laurence King Publishing.

Websites
http://www.childrensillustrators.com/
http://illustrationfriday.com/
http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills research and develop personal visual ideas
complete an extended visual art project
become familiar with process and materials
employ storyboarding techniques
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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