About the courseOur PhD programme encourages individual, practice led research projects that explore aspects of the art of childrens book illustration from the perspective of high-level practice. We look for research proposals that are informed by personal practice and demonstrate an ambition to examine an area or aspect of childrens book illustration through a combination of creative and theoretical enquiry. Using your personal creative practice as a research tool, youll produce distinctive contributions to the growing knowledge pool in this area.All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where youll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship. Youll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities.At Cambridge - Anglia Ruskin Univeristy School of Art, youll be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers at PhD level. We provide various research forums that accentuate the discursive and interdisciplinary nature of research, including research clusters that hold regular seminars and informal presentations for postgraduate and research students, as well the Centre for Childrens Book Studies.Youll benefit from our strong industry links with many childrens book publishers, as well as Bologna Childrens Book Fair, Kettles Yard, and the University of Cambridge - Anglia Ruskin Univeristys Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) and the Centre for Childrens Literature at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge - Anglia Ruskin Univeristy.
Intake MonthsJANUARY, APRIL, SEPTEMBER
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AboutAnglia Ruskin University (ARU) is in East Anglia, United Kingdom. Its origins are in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed after John Ruskin in 2005. It is one of the “post-1992 universities”. Anglia Ruskin has 39,400 students worldwide with campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London. It shares further campuses with the College of West Anglia in Kings Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge and has partnerships with universities around the world including Berlin, Budapest, Trinidad, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
There are four faculties of study at the university: Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care and Faculty of Science & Engineering. The universitys Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS) in Cambridge and Chelmsford is one of the largest business schools in the East of England. In 2019, the School of Medicine was formally opened at its Chelmsford campus by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. It was awarded Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards. It won the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.
Placing within the top 350 institutions in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019), the multicultural Anglia Ruskin University is home to students from more than 185 countries.
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