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Visual Storytelling & Comic Arts Certificate FAQs

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Program Costs:
- Tuition and Fees: $4,400
- Room and Board: N/A
- Books and Supplies Approximately: $50 - $100
- No additional costs

On-time Completion Rate: Program may be completed in 9 months.

Median loan debt incurred by students: This program does not meet the requirements for federal loans.


Do I need to send in an application and images of my work to get accepted to the program?
An application is required, and we ask that you share a few images of drawings or other artwork, if available.

Do I have to pay for the program all at once?
No, you pay “as you go.” When you register for a class, you’ll pay for that class. 

What if I can’t follow the 9-month schedule to take the entire sequence?
You don’t need to follow the 9-month schedule. Take classes on your own timetable, and in any order. To complete the certificate, you will need to complete six required classes and two electives.

What if I need to take time off during the program?
Students are allowed up to one calendar year of time off during the 9-month sequence. Please contact the Program Director if you have a situation that requires you to take frequent time off.

How much time is required outside of class for the program?
Comics are a fluid medium. Some people choose to explore the vast range of possibilities of form and content for which comics as a medium allows and find themselves investing time into these explorations. Others find that they can achieve wonderful results within a manageable amount of time they have available to them weekly. Different instructors have different requirements for their courses.  3-7 hours.

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