Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Comic Art and Graphic Novels

The Minor in Comic Art and Graphic Novels, which is administered by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, provides introductory exposure to concepts, vocabulary, and methods of the discipline of comics that may be used to complement majors in other visual fields.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. At least 9 credits counted towards the requirements for this minor must be unique. Unique credits must not be used to fulfill another university, college, or major requirement in the student’s program.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Requirements for the Minor in Comic Art and Graphic Novels

Complete 15 credits from the following:

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
ENG 325 Readings in Graphic Narrative 3
STA 110 Drawing I 3
STA 201 Fundamentals of Comic Art and Graphic Novels 3
STA 301 Advanced Comic Art and Graphic Novels 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ENG 223 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
ENG 228 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3
JRN 313 Political Cartoons 3
STA 113 Color and Design 3
STA 160 Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods 3