Comics & Narrative Practice Major

Write, Illustrate And Publish Your Own Sequential Art.

Be part of the pioneering class of Columbus College of Art & Design's groundbreaking program devoted to telling stories with words and images. You'll create original comics and graphic novels and learn how to shape narrative elements and invent signature styles, stories and characters. You'll also meet with top industry practitioners and immerse yourself in the profession, culture and art of comics as you gain practical experience with story pitches, prepress, budgeting and marketing.

Our graduates can go on to work as independent artists, writers, publishers, comics illustrators, colorists, letterers, storyboard artists and character developers for comics, animation, gaming and toys.

COMIC WRITING Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Fully equipped lighting, print and computer labs
  • 3D-illustration lab with small- and large-scale sculpting, molding and casting equipment
  • 2D-illustration lab with scanners, laser printers and drawing tables
  • Computer lab with Cintiq monitors and Toon Boom, ZBrush and Adobe software

Student and alumni works

  • Tough Break; Illustration; Nicole Cmar; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Tough Break
    Illustration
     
  • Untitled; Illustration; Caitlin Quirk; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Untitled
    Illustration
     
  • Rain On My Parade; Illustration; Mackenzie Fields; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Rain on my Parade
    Illustration
     
  • 6 Word Memoir; Illustration; Cailey Tervo; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    6 Word Memoir
    Illustration
     
  • Moonstruck, Page 3; Illustration; Shae Beagle; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Moonstruck, page 3
    Illustration
     
  • Clicker, page 1; Illustration; Lauren Myers; Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Clicker, page 1
    Illustration
     

Comic Writing and Graphic Novel Degree Careers

Artist
Character developer
Colorist
Comics illustrator
Letterer
Publisher
Storyboard artist
Writer

Sequential Art Degree Employers

  • DC Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Milkfed Criminal Masterminds
  • Oni Press
  • Periscope Studios
  • Scholastic
  • Image Comics

Credit hours

Requirement
Program Requirements 36
CORE Studio Requirements 36
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 48
Total
120

Course information

Check out the Comic Writing Degree's course requirements chart on the major flyer.

Full-time faculty

Stewart McKissick, Chair of Illustration, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Chair of Illustration
  • Professor
smckissick@ccad.edu
614.358.6893
Laurenn McCubbin, Assitant Professor, Illustration, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Assistant Professor
lmccubbin@ccad.edu
614.437.7453
  • Program Liaison
  • Adjunct Professor
mlaughead.1@go.ccad.edu
614.437.7320
Robert Loss, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Assistant Professor
rloss@ccad.edu
614.437.7478
  • Adjunct Instructor
usmith@ccad.edu

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