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VIST 110 Storytelling Layout

Effective date: September 2012

Page layout requires the creator to make critical decisions about the use and placement of text and illustration, balancing the relationship of both into a harmonious whole. Beginning with an overview of the history of sequential narrative storytelling, students will learn to apply storytelling layout to comics, graphic novels and storyboards.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 111 Character Design

Effective date: January 2013

In this course, students will design and create imaginary characters and costumes that can be used in comics, graphic novels, gaming, illustration, storyboards and animation. Through practical drawing exercises, students will learn to exaggerate, caricature, and cartoon to make their characters believable and give them personality.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 122 Structural Drawing

Effective date: September 2012

This course concentrates on developing the skill to effectively bring drawings of human figures to life including gesture, action sequences, basic anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, contour, light, shadow and drapery. Students will gain the confidence to visualize, and then draw, the human figure from memory from any angle for application in comics and graphic novels.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 123 Perspective Drawing

Effective date: January 2013

An understanding of the rules of perspective as applied to illustration is a crucial tool in a creator’s skill set. This course will familiarize students with the structural technique of one, two, and three-point perspective, and how and when to apply those techniques to backgrounds, structures, objects and figures.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 130 Technique 1

Effective date: September 2012

This course is a comprehensive overview of the practice of pencilling as the foundation of visual storytelling technique. Students will practice sketching in pencil, from the initial thumbnails, through rough layouts, and to finished drawings ready for rendering. 

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 131 Technique 2

Effective date: September 2012

In this ‘capstone’ course, students will experiment with a wide variety of media for the final rendering of their stories. The course also concentrates on the development of important production skills for final output for both print and web applications.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,324.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

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