Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating M.F.A.

Summer 2017: June 19 – July 28


Completed over the course of four to five summers, the M.F.A. in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating is the first of its kind in the country. Students desiring a terminal degree, and who want to both write and illustrate can immerse themselves in a concentrated creative environment, supported by a foundation of critical study in the appropriate genres and in the history of children’s book illustration.

Course work covers books for children and teens, including picture books, chapter books, illustrated novels, and graphic novels. Sixty credits are required for the degree, including five illustration courses, three courses in critical study of illustration and text, and three writing courses, including an Advanced Writing Tutorial, limited to no more than six students, in which you will begin work on your thesis project, and an illustrated thesis.