Courses

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
70482 10 aft Sa Sep 23, 2017 1400-1700 Andrew McDermott $427 Main Campus (Map)

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
70479 10 day Sa Sep 23, 2017 1000-1300 Jonathon Dalton,
Jeffrey Ellis
$530 Main Campus (Map)

Clip Studio Paint Pro, (formerly Manga Studio) has lately become one of the most popular softwares in comic book and commercial illustration. Its one of the most powerful illustration products on the market and stands out also for its affordable price. Together with Photoshop they offer a vast variety of capabilities to create the comic book and illustration artforms by opening up many different options for the illustrator in todays industry. The course will take you through assignments that reflect real industry standards and requirements in making illustration in this digital format while helping develop your individual stylistic approach to comic book and commercial illustration. Note: Optional for students to have laptops (either Mac or PC), Adobe Photoshop & Clip Studio Paint Pro software, and graphics tablet with stylus.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70468 10 aft Sa Sep 23, 2017 1400-1700 Jonathon Dalton,
Jeffrey Ellis
$518 Main Campus (Map)

In this second level of Writing for Graphic Novels & Comix you will begin a term length project of creating a long script or series of shorter scripts of 32 pages in a theme of your choice. Opt for an epic adventure single script or a short script/joke a week as in syndicated comics. You will also learn how to create and edit dramatic and comical written content in both long and short form.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70491 10 day Sa Sep 23, 2017 1000-1300 Bevan Thomas $518 Main Campus (Map)

In this second level of Drawing for Graphic Novels & Comix you will continue to develop those essential drawing skills from Level I but with an emphasis on character. You will continue to develop your own unique style and voice in comic book creation and learn about World-Building and creating a sense of place through mood and expression.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70474 10 eve Mo Sep 25, 2017 1900-2200 James Lloyd $518 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
70490 10 eve Mo Sep 25, 2017 1900-2200 Bevan Thomas $427 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
70473 10 eve Tu Sep 26, 2017 1900-2200 Robin Thompson $427 Main Campus (Map)

In this course you will continue illustration work on your completed scripts in preparation for seeking publishing opportunities outside of the classroom. You will be introduced to the different aspects of self publishing and promoting your work both in print and online. You will also develop a digital or print portfolio and be made industry ready for self publishing or working for larger comic book publishers.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70488 3 eve Tu Sep 26, 2017 1900-2200 Jonathon Dalton $570 Main Campus (Map)
  and 6 eve Tu Oct 17, 2017 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve Tu Nov 28, 2017 1900-2200    

In this course you will be introduced to the importance of hand lettering (inking) and page layout as regarding word balloons, frame by frame pacing, and lettering styles. You will learn the importance of page spread composition and how that reinforces the theme of the work. You will also learn to consider the complete page as a work of art while continuing to learn the historical overview of the comic book industry past and present.A supply list will be emailed prior to start of class.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70480 4 eve We Sep 27, 2017 1900-2200 Mara-Dor Coman $518 Main Campus (Map)
  and 2 eve We Oct 25, 2017 1900-2200    
  and 2 eve We Nov 08, 2017 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve We Nov 22, 2017 1900-2200    
  and 1 eve We Nov 29, 2017 1900-2200    

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
70283 12 eve Mo Sep 11, 2017 1900-2200 Brandon Stephenson $499 Main Campus (Map)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop. Students learn methods of enhancing and working with high-resolution images for various media outputs, and are given the confidence to tackle complex photo-illustrations.Prerequisites: Mac or PC experience.Note: This course is taught on a Mac.

CRN Duration Starts Time Instructor Cost Location
70293 12 day Sa Sep 09, 2017 1000-1300 Kevin Lanthier,
Pablo Mercado Margain
$545 Main Campus (Map)
70290 12 eve We Sep 20, 2017 1900-2200 Kevin Lanthier $545 Main Campus (Map)