Writing for Comics

This class is devoted to developing scriptwriting skills for comics, for either major/independent publications or self-publication. Students will complete exercises and compose an original eight-page script with thumbnails for the final project. Emphasis will be on developing mastery of the narrative tools of comics storytelling.

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the narrative tools of comic storytelling to write their own original comics
  • Format a story in standard script format
  • Recognize and apply comics scripting terminology
  • Identify and use narrative devices
  • Thumbnail a story from a script

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet assigned deadlines
  • Accept and apply critiques
  • Analyze and discuss work using industry specific terminology
  • Prepare for and contribute to class discussions and critiques

Course Additional Information

*Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Online Course Start and End Dates: February 17, 2024 — April 5, 2024

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE 41 OL1February 17, 2024April 5, 2023Online

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