Sequential Art is an art form that uses images placed in sequence for graphic storytelling or to convey information. The best-known form of sequential art is comics, (comic books and comic strips), which are a printed or digitally reproduced arrangements of artwork and text (generally in the form of word balloons and captions).
The Sequential Art Concentration utilizes the specialization and expertise of current full- and part-time faculty and recognizes the achievements of current students who are working for major publishers and winning awards. The concentration also strengthens institutional ties to organizations in the field like the Baltimore Comic-Con, Small Press Expo, Museum of Comics and Cartoon Arts, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival.
The Sequential Arts concentration is open to students from all majors and does not require any prerequisite coursework or knowledge. For more information please contact the Program Coordinator, Jose Villarubia (Illustration Department).
Requirements for the Sequential Art Concentration (15 credits total)
|Course Title||Course #||Credits|
|Sequential Art||IL 272||3|
|Advanced Sequential Art*||IL 372||3|
|Reading/Writing Graphic Narratives||CWRT 410||3|
|Pick two from the following||6|
|Studio Rmx: Storyboards||IL 203|
|Studio Rmx: Narrative Color (Digital)||IL 203H|
|Character Design||IL 228|
|Narrative: Words and Pictures||IL 230|
|Digital Illustration||IL 238|
|Hand Letters||IL 254|
|Book Illustration||IL 266|
|Advanced Character Design||IL 328|
|Fantasy Art||IL 333|
|Advanced Digital Illustration||IL 338|
|Advanced Book Illustration||IL 366|
|Character Animation||AN 364|
|Storytelling and Mythmaking||PT 310|
|Personal Narrative||PT 372|
|Illustrative Print||PR 222|
|Narrative Strategies||PH 375|
|Narrative Filmmaking I||FILM 237|
|Narrative Filmmaking II||FILM 337|
|The Art of Sci Fi Production||GFA 324|
|Moving Pictures||GFA 332|
|Themes and Narrative||GFA 340|
|Response to Cinema||GFA 390|
|Typography I||GD 201|
|Typography II||GD 221|
|Graphic Design 3||GD 300|
|Graphic Design for Games||GD 315|
|Motion Graphics||GD 368|
|Generative Typography||GD 405|
*Capstone: In order to finish the concentration the students will have to complete (write/draw/color/letter) an artistically accomplished and engaging visual narrative. This will consist of a printed story, completed, at least 20 pages in length, and will be completed within the Advanced Sequential Art course.
This page was last updated on 12/01/2016.