Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration

Summer 2017: June 19 – July 28


Certificate in Children's Book Illustration

Completed over the course of two summers, the Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration offers working artists and art teachers a program to develop a personal vision and style for tomorrow’s picture book market. Courses explore and improve students’ art skills and knowledge of picture book fundamentals with studio practice and an in-depth study of both past and contemporary picture book illustrators.

24 credits (four six-credit lecture/studio courses) are required for the Certificate. Students undertake two courses during each of two six-week summer terms. The first summer, you will take Picture Book Drawing Fundamentals and Creating Picture Books for Children. Picture Book Design and Picture Book Media are taken in the second summer. Coursework includes the writing of picture book manuscripts and creating storyboards and book dummies. Certificate credits fulfill much of the Illustration component of the M.F.A. in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating, and may also be counted toward that degree.