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Online: Alternative Comics and Graphic Novels

Work alongside our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars to continue to refine your work in this intensive course, intended for students interested in visual storytelling strategies. You'll learn to work with a variety of illustrative approaches, such as writing, storyboarding, penciling, inking/coloring, and prepress preparations with a diverse exploration of materials including pencil, pen, ink, and collage. Building on this foundation, you'll learn research methods to develop ideas and produce conceptually-driven, portfolio-quality works through projects that examine narrative structures, material choices, and the integration of text and image. The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs. Previous drawing experience required.


2.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.


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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1035
Course instructor Jessica Campbell