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Courses

Upon completion of the 12 required courses in the Graphic Novel and Comix Certificate Program, students will qualify to apply for certification. This process is free of charge and involves sending the student’s final project to a panel of top industry graphic novelists and publishers. When the majority of the panel agree that the completed manuscript is commercially viable the student will receive certification. We recommend the student should plan on a minimum of four terms to complete the program before applying for a certificate.

Courses

In this next level of life drawing students will continue to study the forms and proportions of the human figure, as in Level 1, but with an illustration-based direction. With the life model as a source of reference there will be more emphasis on how figure drawing relates to illustration in a storytelling and narrative capacity. Students will work on exercises involving the human figure while continuing to learn the basics of anatomy and proportion. Various media ranging from graphite, watercolour, pastels, and acrylic will continue to be employed as students begin understanding how the figure relates to the environment it exists in.Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60368 2 aft Sa May 25, 2019 1400-1700 Andrew McDermott $435 Main Campus (Map)
  and 8 aft Sa Jun 15, 2019 1400-1700    

The use of sequential images to tell a story has a long tradition, from cave paintings to graphic novels. In this overview course to the Graphic Novel & Comix Certificate Program you will be introduced to the varied applications used in narrative art; media techniques, character-development, and story-telling. You will explore all forms of sequential art, from graphic novels and comic books to storyboarding for film and animation, and storybooks for children. You will discover the colourful history of narrative illustration through comics, story-boarding, and graphic novels. Note: A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class. Laptops (either Mac or PC), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign, as well as Clip Studio Paint Pro software is optional but highly recommended.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60371 10 day Sa May 25, 2019 1000-1300 Jeffrey Ellis $540 Main Campus (Map)

In this first level of Writing for Graphic Novels & Comix you will be introduced to the elements necessary for creating a proper script. You will explore the tradition of the storytelling in comics and how to generate interest and keep a narrative alive on the page in written form. You will also learn the basic properties of how to format and compose a page properly and the elements that go into creating a simple storyline idea.A supply list will be emailed prior to the start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60369 10 eve Mo May 27, 2019 1900-2200 Bevan Thomas $435 Main Campus (Map)

In this first level of Drawing for Graphic Novels & Comix you will learn essential drawing fundamentals as relates directly to the creation of comic books and graphic novels. As required in sequential narratives the importance of camera angles and Point of View (POV) will be introduced. You will also learn the importance of pacing in a story and the fundamentals of perspective when creating landscapes and backgrounds and how these elements enhance the narrative.A supply list will be emailed prior to the start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60370 10 eve Tu May 28, 2019 1900-2200 Jason Turner $435 Main Campus (Map)

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular computer applications for computer illustration in the design industry. Learn Illustrators full capabilities for creating logo design, line art, or continuous tone illustrations, as well as using colour and photography and importing or exporting files for use with other graphic applications.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
60448 12 eve Mo May 13, 2019 1900-2200 Trevor Boytinck $499 Main Campus (Map)