Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Comic Art and Graphic Novels

Program:
Minor in Comic Art and Graphic Novels
Program Code:
5777 Comic Art and Graphic Novels
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS16
College:
Department:
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
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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


 
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Comic Art and Graphic Novels, MNUN (5777)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Readings in Graphic Narrative
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Readings in Graphic Narrative: 1 course from ENG325

Requirement 2: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Political Cartoons
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Political Cartoons: 1 course from JRN313

Requirement 3: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Drawing I
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Drawing I: 1 course from STA110

Requirement 4: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Fundamentals of Comic Art and Graphic Novels
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Fundamentals of Comic Art and Graphic Novels: 1 course from STA201

Requirement 5: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Advanced Comic Art and Graphic Novels
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Advanced Comic Art and Graphic Novels: 1 course from STA301

Requirement 6: Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Writing or Color and Design
Minor - Comic Art and Graphic Novels - Writing or Color and Design: 1 course from ENG223, ENG228, STA113, STA160

Requirement 7
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.