Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This highly specialised degree in Children’s Books aims to help you develop both your illustrative style and flair for storytelling. The course covers the practical, professional and artistic sides of writing and illustrating books for a younger audience. The programme will expand and develop your illustrative knowledge and ability, equipping you for a successful career in the creative industries.
learn about writing, storytelling and theories of narrative structure
develop a unique personal style and produce a professional portfolio
be encouraged to expand their abilities through workshops and practical projects
learn creative skills from generating ideas to technical production through printmaking, bookbinding, 3D materials, life drawing, traditional and digital media
be encouraged to work on live briefs and competitions
learn freelance skills such as marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients
*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes, and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you with finding an alternative programme.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
The first year introduces students to the fundamental principles of illustration that will help you develop your illustrative style. This includes developing an understanding of the tools and creative techniques you will be using, the historical contexts and theories of illustration, creative writing, print, production, bookbinding techniques and an understanding of the industry.
Media & Techniques
Contextual Studies 1
Creative writing for visual narrative
Print & Production
Creative Futures 1
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
The second year enables students to develop their individual approach to character design, scriptwriting and visual storytelling, the practical aspects of writing and illustrating for children as well as exploring the basics of running a business as a freelancer.
Characters in Context
Writing for Children
Contextual Studies 2
Print & Publishing
Creative Futures 2
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
The final year is negotiated. You will work with staff to pitch the projects that demonstrate your flair for storytelling, your skills and abilities, your ambition and your understanding of the children’s publishing industry.
Contextual Studies 3
Creative Futures 3
Children’s Publishing Degree Project
Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their degree, from individual tutorials, group critique, peer assessment and presentation of final artwork. Feedback is tailored individually to help you develop your artwork to a professional standard.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at email@example.com for further advice and guidance.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|International||£11,750 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.