The Comics & Graphic Novels program welcomes 20 new students each September. You can attend a General Information Session to learn more.
Effective date: September 2018
- 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 English
- C+ in English 12
- C+ in English 12 First Peoples
- Non-BC high school
- Submit statement/portfolio directly to Ken Steacy electronically.
Statement/portfolio All three must be submitted together*
All three must be submitted together*
- An applicant statement of approximately 500 words, describing yourself, what kind of stories you want to tell, what authors and illustrators have influenced you, what attracted you to this program, and anything else relevant to your interest in visual storytelling as an art form and career path.
- A portfolio of up to 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 JPEGs, a PDF, or a link to a URL.
- A brief description of the types of computer applications and software you use, and your proficiency with them.
*review of submissions is non-competitive
- 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.
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.