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Comics & Graphic Novels

Admission Requirements

Comics & Graphic Novels program delayed until September 2021

In response to COVID 19, Camosun College’s Comics & Graphic Novels program start date is delayed until September 2021. We thank everyone for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming our new students to campus in 2021. If you have questions about admission into this program, please contact

Admission requirements

Effective date: September 2020

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.
Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement High school course Camosun course Alternatives
one of:
  • C+ in English 12
  • C+ in English Studies 12
  • C+ in English 12 First Peoples
  • Non-BC high school
Please submit all components together via email to Ken Steacy.
An applicant statement of approximately 500 words, describing:
  • yourself
  • what kind of stories you want to tell
  • which authors and illustrators have influenced you
  • what attracted you to this program
  • anything else relevant to your interest in visual storytelling as an art form and career path
A portfolio of 5-10 pieces of work (stories, scripts, sketchbook drawings, examples of graphic art, blogs, web pages, photographs, etc.) that support what you have told us about your interest in visual storytelling. Your portfolio can be provided as JPGs, PDF, or a link to a URL.

*review of submissions is non-competitive

Participation requirements

Review the Camosun College Comics & Graphic Novels Student Success Checklist PDF to help you determine your level of readiness to begin this program.

  • You will need to purchase a Supply Kit, including essential art supplies and a portable drawing board.
  • You should be comfortable performing basic computer tasks, including scanning and saving your work using imaging software; alternatively, you should be willing to undertake independent training on these tasks and applications outside of class time.
  • You will be expected to draw and write as much as possible outside of class time. Prolific journaling, blogging, and sketching will help you to succeed in the program and are actively encouraged.

Completion requirements

You must complete all program courses with a minimum of a "C" and achieve an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in order to qualify for the Certificate in Comics & Graphic Novels.

Apply online

Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

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