2020-2021 Curriculum Catalog

VISA 410 410 Comic Arts 1

This course is an exploration of comics and the graphic novel as a storytelling art form. Emphasis is placed on storytelling concepts and technical drawing skills. Students will use research, storyboarding, writing, critique, and revision to foster the foundation for a personal voice. Students will also learn ways in which images can tell a full story independent of the written word, through tone, pace, time, and implied dialogue. This course includes discussions of important contemporary comic artists who are pushing the boundaries of comic narrative. Students will consider the political and social potential of the comic and graphic novel through an investigation of these contemporary practitioners. Areas of focus will include gender, race and class representation.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

VISA 380 or instructor's permission

Course Tags

ART