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Pictures of youth: an introduction to children’s visual culture

Explore visual culture for children and young people including, picture books, comics, film, television and drama.

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Four weeks The latest taught course has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply register to start. Education FutureLearn

The course provides an introduction to popular types of visual culture for children and young people. By the end you will gain a deeper understanding of children’s film, television, drama, picture books and comics.

You will discover the wide variety of works on offer, learn to decipher these media, understand some of the ways in which they are conceived and consumed, and have a go at creating your own analysis.

Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.

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