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Online: Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels

You bring your creative interests, traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting techniques, comics and graphic novels, and more, and our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars will work one-on-one with you to push your skills to the next level. You may choose to work in a variety of media- wet and dry media, ink, pencil, charcoal, collage, observational drawing, storyboarding, or a combination of different materials. 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.

"When I found this program I was amazed at how well it suited me. I learned a lot despite the online [format] and made friends through the art program."
-Eliana Siegel, Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels Online student, Summer 2020 

"It was really cool to be able to interact with such intelligent artists everyday and they brought a new passion to the topic and their teaching."
-Kayla Rask, Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels Online student, Summer 2020 

1.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $1,740
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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1021
Course instructor Amanda Calobrisi, Jessica Campbell