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



Character developer

Comics illustrator

Storyboard artist


Cartoon Network
DC Comics
Disney Consumer Products

Image Comics
Marvel Comics

Milkfed Criminal Masterminds
Sony Pictures


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Credit hours

Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements21
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements39

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Course information

Check out the Comic Writing Degree's course requirements.


Program Coordinator
Illustration, Comics & Narrative Practice
Associate Professor
Comics & Narrative Practice
Chair of Illustration, Chair of Comics and Narrative Practice, Assistant Professor
Illustration, Comics & Narrative Practice
Associate Professor, Writing, Literature, & Philosophy
Liberal Arts, Comics & Narrative Practice
Associate Professor
Comics & Narrative Practice, CORE Studies, Master of Fine Arts
Professor Emeritus
Comics & Narrative Practice, Illustration, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
Illustration, Comics & Narrative Practice
Department Head of Science and Social Science, Assistant Professor
Liberal Arts, Comics & Narrative Practice
Assistant Professor
Comics & Narrative Practice


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