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Course Overview

You've polished your skills as a writer/illustrator…so now what? This course will guide you through the process of getting published, including traditional and independent publishing options, writing queries, how to choose professional representation (or self-management), navigating contracts, self-marketing techniques, and how to manage 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


Winter Quarter portfolio submission deadline: December 7, 2018

Please follow the portfolio guidelines below one quarter prior to your enrollment in this course.

Once certificate requirements and electives have been completed, email ahl@ucsd.edu or call 858-534-5760 to request enrollment in this course.

Portfolio Submission Guidelines

Note: Requirement for Children's Book Illustration Certificate and Children's Book Writing Certificate.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Children's Book Illustration or Children's Book Writing certificate coursework, or equivalent experience. Acceptance by instructor of writing sample or illustration portfolio is required.

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