This module offers sessions on how to create comics, combining practical workshops with some comics theory, and the close analysis of comic pages in order to see how they work.
The main outcome of the module is a piece of creative work, although students do not have to be accomplished writers or artists to take the module, and if students cannot make a comic as part of the assessment the creative element can be replaced with a critical, theoretical or analytical research essay.
Coursework makes up 100% of the assessment, as follows:
- Productive Blog (20%, 300 words per week)
- creative submission in the form of an original short story of 5-12 pages or an research essay (5,000 words) detailing an aspect of comics production, due Friday week 12 (50%)
- reflective essay (2,000 words), due Friday week 13 (30%)
Dr Chris Murray