Education options for powering up your skills.
Picture book illustration requires specialized skills in both art and storytelling. A range of education options are available for illustrators who want to improve their skillset. If you are interested in going to school for illustration, here are a range of higher education options to help develop your skills.
These U.K universities offer taught Masters degrees in illustration, with a focus on children’s illustration.
In the US, Hollin’s offers a M.F.A in Children’s Book Writing & Illustration
Children’s illustration is not commonly offered as a BA program. However, some illustration programs do offer a focus on visual narrative, cartooning, sequential art and concept art.
SVA offering undergraduate degrees specializing in illustration and cartooning, among others
SCAD offers several degrees in Sequential Art, as well as general illustration
If a full master’s program is not for you, some institutions also offer postgraduate certificates, diplomas and short courses.