2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Visual Narrative 15 Credits

Visual storytelling is a burgeoning form of communication that combines writing and images, and can be found in journalism, fiction, young adult and children's books, comic books and other forms. The Visual Narrative Minor brings together a variety of courses that gives undergraduates a more sophisticated and well-developed approach to the creation and invention of graphic non-fiction and fiction for any audience. The courses come from both Creative Writing and Illustration and encourage collaboration and creative cross-pollination by undergraduate students and faculty.

Outcomes:

  • Students will research different kinds of visual story telling
  • Students will develop stories and writing skills appropriate to this form and their own interests
  • Student will learn visual techniques of sequential narrative such as storyboarding and cinematic viewpoint
  • Students will acquire the skills needed to create engaging visual narrative as both writers and image makers
  • Students will create their own visual narratives in the form of book dummies and/or published documents.

Requirements

Required Core

CCRWT 1400Introduction to Creative Writing

3

CCRWT 4999*Independent Study in research for personal projects

3

IILLU 2351Digital Storytelling

1.5

IILLU 4999*Independent Study in research for personal project

3

All students are required to take 3 credits of studio electives and 3 credits of writing electives to complete the minor.

See department chair of either Humanities or Illustration to arrange independent study

Choose ONE Writing Elective

CCRWT 2000Art and Craft of Creative Non-Fiction

3

CCRWT 2300The Art and Craft of the Short Story

3

CCRWT 2400Art and Craft of Writing Children's and Young Adult Literature

3

CCRWT 3100Advanced Creative Non-Fiction

3

CCRWT 3201Advanced Short Fiction

3

CCRWT 3300Autobiographical Writing

3

CCRWT 3450Advanced Writing Children's and Young Adult Literature

3

Choose ONE Studio Elective

IILLU 2130Sequential Projects

3

IILLU 2160Letterpress Studio

3

IILLU 3275Alternative Comix

3

IILLU 3610Comic Book and Storyboard

3

IILLU 3710Book Illustration

3

IILLU 3860Visual Journalism

1.5

IFNDN 1120Digital Narratives: A Basic Digital

1.5

IPHOT 2220Visual Books I

3

IPHOT 3130Artist's Books

3