Digital Coloring for Comic Books

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state. Topics covered include: scanning artwork, use of color as a storytelling tool, CMYK vs. RGB in the color workflow, and how to "paint" using the computer—including step-by-step instruction, a survey of computer tools, color separation and its use to make the finished product look the best possible even on poor quality paper, and more. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.


How does an online course work at MCAD?

Most online courses are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set class meeting times. Instead, courses are project-based, with 2 to 3 deadlines per week, and students can choose a time and place that works best for them to complete the work. Please note that this course will include a weekly online synchronous meeting on Wednedays at 7:00 p.m. CST. Course activities may include readings; video demonstrations and tutorials; online discussions; projects; and critiques. The workload of an online course is roughly 8-10 hours per week, whether the course is being taken for credit or noncredit.


Required Textbook:

See for a list of required textbooks.


Please Register Before: January 16

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. 

Class Savings

Register on or before January 20 and save $25.

Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).

Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.


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Course Details

VC 4742 20 SP20
Date Start: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Date End: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above.
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous
Illustration and Comic Art
Online Classes