Marina Harkness talks about studying comic art at MCAD.

MCAD's unique comic art major is for students who are passionate about storytelling and imagery and want to be in a city that has a strong—and ever-growing—comic scene.

As a Comic Art Major You Will:

  • Experiment with conventional and experimental aspects of comic storytelling
  • Gain foundational skills in a variety of creative media
  • Explore traditional and digital comic formats
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge for a professional career in comics

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Student Work

Alumni Spotlight

Maya Kern

Maya Kern ’13

“I have an unending fondness for MCAD’s comic studio. Every comic student has spent more than a few late nights there and you can always count on finding someone there, whether you go at 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 a.m.”

Faculty Spotlight

Barb Schulz

Barbara Schulz, Professor

Barbara Schulz has been working professionally in comics since 1991 and helped establish MCAD's comic art program. She has served as chairperson for the Will Eisner Week annual event recognizing and promoting the graphic novel as an art form. She co-programs the international experimental comics laboratory Pierre Feuille Ciseaux event in the United States. Her clients include DC, Dark Horse, Image Comics and Lerner Publishing.