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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.

Effective date: September 2018

Academic Term 1 (Fall)

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Total 15 See What it Costs
All of CMNS 120 Culture of Visual Storytelling 3 $396.45
CMNS 140 Wordcraft for Visual Stories 3 $396.45
VIST 110 Storytelling Layout 3 $1,351.20
VIST 122 Structural Drawing 1 3 $1,351.20
VIST 130 Technique 1 - Traditional Tools 3 $1,351.20

Academic Term 2 (Winter)

  Course Course Name Credits Tuition
Total 15 See What it Costs
All of VIST 125 Structural Drawing 2 3 $1,351.20
VIST 151 Comics Publishing & Promotion 3 $1,351.20
VIST 111 Character Design 3 $1,351.20
VIST 123 Perspective Drawing 3 $1,351.20
VIST 131 Technique 2 - Digital Tools 3 $1,351.20

Note Tuition costs for the current academic year listed above are for domestic students and do not include any additional fees. See the What it Costs page for details.

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  • 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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