You will learn about the history of the comics medium and its international significance as an art form, a means of communication, and a mode of popular entertainment. You will study genres as diverse as autobiography and documentary, superheroes, science fiction, horror, humour, and public information comics, and will consider the relationship between comics, literature, and film.
Our blend of academic analysis and creative practice allows for a distinctive approach to learning. It brings together students who are interested in comics scholarship with those who are developing professional skills as comics creators as part of our MDes in Comics and Graphic Novels course.
Dundee is an international leader in the field of Comic Studies. The city is home to DC Thomson & Co Ltd, producers of iconic titles such as The Beano, The Dandy, and Commando. We also have contacts at other major publishers, ensuring that you are able to network with professionals and learn from people who do comics for a living.
Now more than ever, comics are being used to address social and political issues, such as identity and social justice, and a variety of global challenges. Understanding how comics work opens a door to a much wider set of issues and urgent questions.
This Comics and Graphic Novels course from University of Dundee offers excellent employment and networking opportunities for anyone interested in working in the field of comics, either critically or creatively.
You may choose to pursue an academic career, work in the media, or in the creative industries or publishing.
Our graduates have gone on to enjoy huge success in the industry, both as comics creators and as editors. Some have worked for US and Canadian publishers such as:
- Dark Horse Comics
- Chapterhouse Comics
- Titan Comics
- Judge Dredd Magazine
- Boom! Studios
We host guest speakers, giving you networking opportunities, and you will meet industry professionals and comics scholars. There are sometimes opportunities to be involved in the organising of events, and there is the possibility of arranging internships.
- Critical and Creative Approaches to Comics and Graphic Novels
- International Comics Cultures
- Creating Comics
- Comics Production
- Autobiographix: Documentary and Autobiographical Comics
- Comics and Film
- 12 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Graphic Design View 587 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
You'll normally be expected to have a 2:1 honours degree in Humanities, Art & Design or a related discipline. If your academic background does not meet our requirements but you have extensive experience or work in this area then the Course Director would be interested to consider your application; please ensure that your Personal Statement clarifies.
International19900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National8350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8350 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- Scotland, Ukraine, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - £ 8,350
Living costs for Dundee
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