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Comics & Graphic Novels

What You’ll Learn

Creative composition

In this one-year certificate, you will take two academic terms. Courses include creative writing, character design, structural drawing, perspective drawing and more.

In this program, you'll develop a wide range of visual storytelling skills, including scripting, storytelling layout, pencilling, inking, lettering, and colouring techniques (both traditional and digital), life drawing, character design, and perspective. You will also learn the essentials of publishing to help manage your career as a visual storyteller, and on graduating you will have created and published a full-colour comic book to exhibit at a comic arts festival.

Academic Term 1 (Fall)

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 15
CRWR 152 Intro to Creative Nonfiction 3
CRWR 154  Intro to Fiction 3
VIST 110 Storytelling Layout 3
VIST 122 Structural Drawing 3
VIST 130 Technique 1 3

Academic Term 2 (Winter)

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 15
CRWR 158 Intro to Scriptwriting 3
CRWR 159 Publishing & Promotion 3
VIST 111 Character Design 3
VIST 123 Perspective Drawing 3
VIST 131 Technique 2 3

Effective date: September 2018

Academic Term 1 (Fall)

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 15
CMNS 120 Culture of Visual Storytelling 3
CMNS 140 Wordcraft for Visual Stories 3
VIST 110 Storytelling Layout 3
VIST 122 Structural Drawing 1 3
VIST 130 Technique 1 - Traditional Tools 3

Academic Term 2 (Winter)

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 15
VIST 125 Structural Drawing 2 3
VIST 151 Comics Publishing & Promotion 3
VIST 111 Character Design 3
VIST 123 Perspective Drawing 3
VIST 131 Technique 2 - Digital Tools 3

Picture yourself at Camosun!

  • Classroom
  • Work in progress
  • Camosun pillars - our words to live by.
  • The Young Building, Lansdowne campus
  • Character modelling
  • School of Arts and Science
  • Comics conference
  • Graduation!
  • Sketching at Open House
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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