Combine your love of illustration with the endless possibilities of children's literature. Learn the creative process to complete and evaluate your work, and build career opportunities with the specialist skills honed in this niche discipline.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Execute creative work and watch your ideas come to fruition
Harness artistic ideas through research, experimentation and collaboration
Evaluate your own pieces and see your ability progress
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in illustration and graphic design
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills that will enhance your career opportunities
A storyboard and "dummy book" to pitch to industry professionals
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A keen interest in illustration
An interest in drawing and graphics
An interest in working to a narrative and storytelling
Confidence and self-motivation
Good organisational skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: illustrator and designer (beginner) with the Certificate IV in Design junior graphic designer with the Diploma of Graphic Design junior illustrator with the Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) illustrator with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) freelance designer/creative with the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Illustrating Books for Children does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Illustrating Books for Children does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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