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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 (captions, word balloons, and thought bubbles) 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, web comics, comic strips, edutainment comics, and storyboards.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

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
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 122 Structural Drawing 1

Effective date: September 2012

Students will develop the skills needed to effectively draw the human figures. Gesture, action lines, basic anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, contour, light, and shadow will be practiced. Students will gain the confidence needed to visualize, and then draw, the human figure from life or from memory.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 123 Perspective Drawing

Effective date: September 2018

Students will study the rules of perspective as applied to illustration—an important tool for creators. Students will become familiar 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. Students will also learn how other visual techniques can be applied to effectively achieve the sense of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, including overlap, scaling, and value modulation.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 125 Structural Drawing 2

Effective date: September 2018

Students will build upon the structural drawing skills learned in VIST 122, focusing on drawing the draped figure from life, with an emphasis on how dramatic lighting informs the story’s mood in very specific ways.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

C in VIST 122

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 130 Technique 1: Traditional Tools

Effective date: September 2018

Students will learn the practices of penciling, inking, lettering, and colouring 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 lettering and rendering in ink, and finally in colour.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 131 Technique 2: Digital Tools

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.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

Effective date: September 2018

Students will digitally process both their existing stories and create new narratives, then format them for publication as a multi-page, full-colour comic. Using industry-standard software, students will also learn to produce a production-ready final product formatted for both print and web applications.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours and 1 lab hour per week
Tuition
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

VIST 151 Comics Publishing & Promotion

Effective date: September 2018

Students will learn about the value of Intellectual Property and the importance of entrepreneurship to the success of visual storytellers. The ability to effectively communicate and do business with your audience and your clients, both online and in person, including at comic conventions, is the focus of this course. The capstone project involves organizing and participating in the Camosun Comic Arts Festival.

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
$1,351.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Prerequisites

All of:

Pre/Corequisites

All of:

Restricted course Open to students in Comics and Graphic Novels.

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