If you are a comics reader this minor will give you greater appreciation of the complexity and diversity of the comics medium. If you are an aspiring comics creator you can use this minor to better understand and practice your craft. If you are a visual narrative communicator (videographer, web designer, storyboard artist, etc.) you can learn techniques applicable to your particular art form.
You do not have to be an artist to minor in Comics Studies. All students in the program will have an opportunity to Appreciate the diversity and potential of the comics art form; Understand comics as a unique medium of communication; Discover the governing principles of the comics art form; Apply knowledge of the medium to the creation of graphic narratives; Analyze the role of the comics medium in various cultures; and Evaluate graphic narratives.