Comic and Sequential Art
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comic and Sequential Art
Comic books. Storyboards. Cartoons. Graphic novels. All of these creative products have something in common: they are based on the art of sequential imaging. At BEAU, you can learn to use an arsenal of artistic design elements to tell compelling visual stories.
This program is designed to prepare students for work as illustrators, comic artists, graphic novelists, cartoonists and storyboard artists.
- Practice freehand sketches and drawings
- Develop simple sketches into polished and complete ink drawings
- Use perspective to draw convincing environments, buildings and machinery
- Learn figure drawing principles to create human figures, facial expressions and fantasy characters
- Use standard graphic novel/comic/storyboarding formats to express ideas and story sequences
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In this class, the student studies human, insect and animal anatomy as a means for developing fantasy creature drawings and illustrations. During the course, the student creates professional-grade portfolio renderings of a number of creature concepts suitable for comic books, illustrated books, animation, gaming, toy design or movies.
Comic Book Scripting
Covering dialogue, captions, sound effects, panel and page layouts, and the relationship of image to text in dramatic situations, this course provides opportunities to develop narrative ideas and express them in written form, from the basic plot to the finished script.
Storyboarding for Film
This course advances the student to drawing storyboards that are suited for cinematic adaptation, concentrating on drawing and sequential imaging skills. Working with film directors and career planning is also stressed. Students work from pre-written scripts not of their own making.
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|Tuition||$67,500* – $78,300|
|Median Federal Loan Debt||n/a|
|Median Private Loan Debt||n/a|
|Median Institutional Loan Debt||n/a|
|On-Time Completion Rate||n/a|
|“Normal Time” for On-Time Completion Rate (in years) =||4|
|SOC: 27-1019.00||Artists and Related Workers, All Other|
|SOC: 27-1029.00||Designers, All Other|
|SOC: 27-1027.00||Set and Exhibit Designers|
Notes. 1 – Tuition, fees and textbook costs are current as of January 1, 2013 and represent estimated costs for students completing the program “on-time” based on current tuition levels which are subject to change; 2 – “Median Federal Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from federal student loans for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 3 – “Median Private Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from private loan sources for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 4 – “Median Institutional Loan Debt” is the median value of total debt from institutional financing plans for students completing the program in the 2011-2012 award year; 5 – the “On-Time Completion Rate” reflects the percentage of students completing the program in 2011-2012 who did so within the normal program length; 6 – Job placement rate calculated for 2011-2012 program graduates using the methodology established by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS – www.acics.org); 7 – O*Net is the U.S. Department of Labor’s database for job titles and information related to employment in specific career fields. The occupations listed in the table above result from entering the program’s CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) Code into the O*Net Crosswalk at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/. CIP codes reflect broad categories of educational programs rather than the specific focus of a program offered at a particular institution. As a result, the occupations listed above represent potential careers that may be obtained by graduates of this program and may include occupations in which program graduates do not work. Please speak to an admissions representative to learn more about specific career opportunities for graduates of this program. Values of “n/a” appear for programs that had fewer than 10 graduates in 2011-2012.