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Combine Drawing and Writing for a Rewarding Career

Crazy in love with comic books? Already visualizing storyboards for a new movie? Poised to write the great American graphic novel? BEAU’s BFA in Visual Design program with a specialization in Comic and Sequential Art is the degree for you.

In the Comic and Sequential Art program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to turn characters, environments, and dialogues into fully realized stories. Enjoy opportunities to professionally network and learn about the comic and self-publishing industries from our industry-experienced instructors.

What You’ll Learn

BEAU’s Comic and Sequential Art specialization prepares you to:


How long does it take?

Graduate in as little as three years by taking 15 credits per quarter, year round.


How much can I make?

Mean salary for independent artists, writers, and performers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016


How long do classes last?

BEAU offers four start times each year so that you can get going on your degree right away.

“The thing about comic and sequential art is that it’s almost 100% freelance, and so here at BEAU we teach how to develop yourself as a freelance artist, how to build contracts, how to establish yourself as a self-publisher, how to go out and network and self-promote and do everything you need to do to get work.”

— Garrick Dean, Visual Design Program Chair

BEAU Is No Ordinary Arts School



Instead of classrooms, you’ll get 24/7 access to creative spaces, specialty labs, and studios furnished with industry-standard equipment.



Animation careers are built on more than just concept art. That’s why BEAU teams up with the local art industry to offer real-world experience and internships. You’ll graduate with a portfolio that will impress any exec.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

BEAU helps make college more affordable for our students. We’ll help you explore scholarships, grants, loans, and tuition discounts. Liberal transfer credit policies let you build on prior education.


You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who bring their real-world knowledge to you. They’ve spent years building successful careers and will help you do the same.

Curriculum Designed for Animators

Sequential Art Publishing Course

You’ll explore the process of managing the creation, publication and distribution of print and/or electronic comic books, graphic novels and other creative written works.

Graphic Novel Courses

You’ll take your skills in illustrated sequential image publications to the highest level, producing and digitally publishing a complete full-color graphic novel.

Fantasy Drawing Courses

You’ll develop your drawing and colorization skills by imagining and creating 2D fantasy worlds. You’ll adapt research of past civilizations into fully detailed futuristic fantasy environments.

Comic Book Courses

You’ll hone your technical drawing and visual storytelling skills so you can write, draw, ink and publish your own comics.

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Design in Comic and Sequential Arts program are prepared for careers as:

  • Storyboard artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Character designer for games
  • Concept illustrator
  • Graphic novel creator
  • Syndicated comic artist
  • Screenwriter

Gainful Employment Disclosure

“The [classes] are very small; they’re very compact. I get one-on-one time with my instructors. They’re able to help me do personal critiques of my work.”

— McClean, Comic and Sequential Art Student

Ready for More?

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