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Course Overview

You've polished your skills as a writer/illustrator…now what? This course will guide you through the process of getting published, covering topics such as:
  • Traditional and independent publishing options
  • Writing queries
  • How to choose professional representation (or self-management)
  • Navigating contracts
  • Self-marketing techniques
  • Managing an effective online presence
Throughout the course you will also work on completing a portfolio of your work or a book dummy/proposal.


Enrollment Information


This course will next be offered Online in Winter Quarter 2020.

Portfolio Submission Deadline: November/December 2019 (exact date to come).

Please follow the portfolio guidelines (below) one quarter prior to enrolling in this course.

Once all other certificate requirements and electives have been completed, please email ahl@ucsd.edu to request enrollment in this course.

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

Note: This is the final required course for the Children's Book Illustration Certificate and Children's Book Writing Certificate. Acceptance by instructor of writing sample or illustration portfolio is required.

PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all Children's Book Illustration or Children's Book Writing Certificate courses, or equivalent experience.
RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Illustrating Children's Books: Portfolio Development (only applies to Children's Book Illustration Certificate students)
Course Fee: $395

Course Number: ART-40636
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Children’s Book IllustrationChildren’s Book Writing