Undergraduate Course: Children's Picture Books; the art of visual narrative (LLLA07111)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Research and explore personal concepts and visual ideas to successfully inform a sequential imagery project.
- 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.
- PRESENTATION (33.3%)
Complete a picture book project in a form of storyboards, roughs for dummy book and 3 finished illustrations.
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.
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.
|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
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400