Date of Award

May 2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Robert Dacey

Second Advisor

Juan Juarez


design, scenes, visual development

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities


This thesis aims to show different cultures in children's literary works, to help them to understand different cultures and backgrounds. Our world is quickly developing, people can observe various kinds of cultures through the internet. We are becoming more and more aware of education, which also casts a vigorous development on the children's education industry. How to show different cultures in children's literary works to let them understand each other from different cultural backgrounds?

My thesis is based on oriental culture and adapted from Andersen's story The Snow Queen from Western culture. Through the combination of different elements, this visual adaptation will make the Oriental culture more receptive to the Western market.

This project will study different possibilities of visual development, scenes design, story art, and character design. I hope this can provide a good direction for visual development in the future.


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Minna Zhang Artwork



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