Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels

Intro to Comics and Graphic Novels


Spend the summer learning about the history of comics and graphic novels, and creating your own comic! This course will provide an opportunity to explore visual storytelling, learning various genres and comic vocabulary as well as the process of creating comic books. You will work with a group of your peers to develop original stories and designs, utilizing creative technology to breathe life into a comic of your very own.

The ability to combine words and images as “sequential art” is a skill that has real world application. When taking form as comic books and graphic novels, these become unique ways for students to explore their creative skills and interests, telling meaningful stories about their everyday experiences. Students will go home with their own finished, printed comic produced in class.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Gain an understanding of the history of comics and graphic novels
    • Learn about various comic genres and basic vocabulary
    • Work in a group of peers to develop stories and comics of your very own
  • Tuition and Fees

    Application Fee: $60

    2019 Program Cost: $4,400*

    The program cost includes:

    • Tuition for two-week, non-credit course
    • Housing for 2 weeks
    • All meals
    • Course materials
    • Use of campus recreation facilities
    • Class field trips
    • A trip to Universal Studios
    • An additional weekend day trip off campus

    The cost does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money, or other incidentals.

    For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Tuition and Fees page

    *Summer 2020 costs will be available in October


Applications for Summer 2020 will be available beginning November 15.