Comic Art | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Comic Art

Explore the world of comic art at MCAD, one of the only colleges in the country to offer comic art degree programs. 

As a Comic Art major, you will:

  • Learn the basics of comic art and produce your own short comic book story
  • Experiment with conventional and experimental aspects of comic storytelling
  • Develop your own personal comic art style

MCAD Comic Art graduates have gone on to positions at Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studio, Lucid Publishing, 2D Cloud Studio, Periscope, and more.

Get a feel for the program:


What type of comic art will be taught?

Students will learn the fundamental aspects of comic art through every facet of comic book production—from fundamental storytelling techniques and drafting skills to digital cleanup and print reproduction. Students will take their own narrative interests and apply them to the creation of original comic book pages.

What type of projects will I be working on?

Students will develop scripts, character sheets, and mood boards to create short story comics and participate in the final comic anthology project.

What other types of classes will be offered outside of my major class?

All students will take foundation classes in the morning and major classes in the afternoon. Foundation classes include art history and observational drawing.