2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAR 101 - Fundamentals of Comics


This course emphasizes the hybrid nature of the medium of comics and the process of cartooning, its potential as a medium for self-expression, the nature of drawing as it relates to cartooning and its function to visual and written narrative and story. Students will participate in lectures, in-class activities, studio work and written assignments that are intended to develop their skill and understanding of the comics media (tools) form and theory. Over the course of the semester, the students will demonstrate their ability to draw expressively, use various media related to comics, and an understanding of design elements by focusing on formal elements of art as they relate to comics. The student will, at the end of the course, present a portfolio of their guided in class and homework assignments and written work that demonstrates basic cartooning (naturalistic and expressive), layout (composition and design), and narrative techniques. In this course the student will develop a rudimentary understanding of comic art theory, visual narrative and characters developed from prompts, notes, sketches, and class discussion. (3 Credits )



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