This course provides the framework and critical discourse for the candidate to develop, create, and publish a graphic novel over the course of study.


You will research and develop sequential narrative methods, world-building techniques, and graphic novel publishing and immersive technologies. Engaging with the breadth and depth of what a sequential narrative could be, you will critically examine and contextualise your work in relation to emerging social, political, cultural, and ethical issues. You will work individually and collaboratively to produce a graphic novel that questions the role of the comic artist, audience, distribution and immersive media.

You will be supported by a team with diverse research and practical interests within sequential narrative, comic art, and graphic novel culture, working closely with visiting industry professionals. You will challenge what a graphic novel can be, working collaboratively with writers, artists, publishers and readers – the aim is to create externally-engaged, progressive, inclusive, and immersive graphic novels for a diverse and growing readership.

*Course starts in 2020 subject to approval

MA, MA Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;

A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification

You will also need:

one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner

a proposal outlining your intentions for postgraduate study

Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry, subject to an interview and the submission of a satisfactory portfolio related work in support of their application.

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