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Advance Track Children’s Book Summer School

CPD and short courses (short course)


5 days


Take your career as a children's book creator to the next level with five days of bespoke tuition to help you develop your practice.

Full description

Who should attend?

You should be an illustrator with some industry experience or a postgraduate qualification who wants some support with particular issues around your own development.

Places are limited and an application process is in place. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend a brief interview to ensure we are able to offer the support and tuition that you need.


29 July – 2 August 2024

Where you'll study

Your department and faculty

At Cambridge School of Art, we combine the traditions of our past with the possibilities afforded by the latest technologies.

Using our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond, we nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking to empower the makers and creators of the future.

Our academics excel at both practice and theory, making a real impact in their chosen fields, whether they are curating exhibitions, designing book covers or photographing communities in Africa. They are also regularly published in catalogues, books, journals and conference papers, their research classed as being of ‘international standing’, with some elements ‘world-leading’, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Full price




Funding for CPD: Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

For more information please contact Pam Smy at [email protected].

Entry requirements

You will need industry experience or a relevant postgraduate degree. You should apply with a portfolio and statement, and will need to attend a brief follow-up interview if shortlisted.

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