Comic Art | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Comic Art

The Art of
Communicating
and Connecting

MCAD's Comic Art major is for students who are passionate about storytelling and imagery, and want to explore Minneapolis’s strong comic scene. The program stresses both the traditional and digital craft of comics. Outside of traditional comic books, comic strips, and graphic novels, comic artists work in a variety of areas where compelling storytelling is required, including design firms, game and animation companies, filmmakers, corporations, educational institutions, and ad agencies. 

Overview shot of a student painting a comic

Hear about the student experience

As a Comic Art major, you will:

  • Experiment with conventional and experimental aspects of comic storytelling.
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media related.
  • Explore traditional and digital comic formats.
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in comics which include collaborating, writing, presenting, and producing.

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Class Highlights

This Bachelor of Fine Arts program emphasizes a collaborative process of working on teams with students from all MCAD majors.

Required classes include: 

  • Comedic Media and Concepts
  • Comic Book Publishing: Print and Digital
  • Drawing: Figure
  • Experimental Comics
  • Professional Practice

After MCAD

There are many paths to explore with a degree in Comic Art.

Potential careers include:

  • Comic Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Film Storyboarder
  • Colorist, Letterer, Inker

“The comic art classes are tough, but they make you really good at your craft. You draw A LOT–until your hands hurt.” –Leigh Luna ’15, Freelance Comic Artist and Illustrator