The Graphic Novel and Comix Part Time Program is being discontinued starting in September, 2019 as we are transitioning to a full time program that begins on September 3. The full time program consisting of 17 courses up from the 12 courses which made up the part time program. Those students that are at some point in the part time program will get the opportunity to complete their requsite 12 courses to recieve their certificates over the next three terms.
If you are interested in the full time program please click on the full time tab below to see courses and information on registration, application, and tuition.
This program is open to international and domestic students who have completed B.C. Grade 12 or equivalent.
Entrance requirements are based on the following criteria:
Portfolio of Work
A selection of 10 pieces of your best work which can include life drawings, still life drawings, comic book spreads, web pages, sketch book pages, and other examples of graphic art. These pieces should demonstrate your range of artistic abilities. These should be emailed as low-resolution jpegs to email@example.com
Applicants must submit official or original academic transcripts from their high school and/or post-secondary (college or university) education. If the transcripts are originally in a language other than English, an official exact English translation must be submitted in addition to the original transcript.
Letter of Reference
Please submit a letter of reference from someone in your life, preferably an employer, instructor, or close family friend. This letter should describe how they know you and why they believe you would be a good fit for this program. Please ask your reference to include their personal signature and contact information.
Letter of Intent (Personal Essay)
Please write an admission statement of approximately 500 words describing yourself and what sort of stories you wish to tell. Also describe what comic book creators have influenced you and what drew you to the program and any other relevant information explaining your interest in sequential narrative.
English Language Proficiency
Students must demonstrate English-language proficiency with one of the following:
- Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent
- Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit
- TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 90 or higher, and a minimum of 22 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, and 21 in Writing
- IELTS 6.5, with no band below 6
- CAEL 60 overall with essay 60
- LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24
- IB English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a score of 4
- Advanced Placement
- English Language and Composition with score of 3
- English Literature and Composition with score of 3
- LET (Langara English Test) Level 2
- Successful completion of LEAP 8
*Please note that students who have not completed Grade 12 or equivalent can still apply to this program, but they must be 19 years or older. Additionally, these students must submit a personal resume in addition to their completed application as described above.