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Comics Studies

Portland State University

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29286 USD/year
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About

The Comics Studies Program at Portland State University draws from theory and hands-on practice, preparing participants to work in the field of comics and cartoon art as writers, artists, and scholars.  

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Overview

Portland is particularly well known as the home of numerous artists, authors, scholars, and publishers specializing in comic art, and this program seeks to enhance ties with the local comics community.

Comics Studies Program at Portland State University  is a vibrant, dynamic program on the cutting edge of contemporary literature and art practice that serves our students, our mission as a university, and our local community.

Portland is the one of the largest hubs for comics in the country. Dark Horse Comics, Inc., founder and president, Mark Richardson, didn’t just get his degree at PSU, he also chose the PSU library as the home for the Dark Horse Comics archives.

In addition to Dark Horse Comics, the Portland area is home to Oni Press, Image Comics, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Career 

Comics studies graduates have received positions working for Dark Horse and Oni Press, while others have gone on to additional graduate study. Graduates of our program are taking what they learned at PSU and getting jobs doing what they love in Portland and beyond, as comics artists, writers, and scholars. Portland is one of the true creative hubs of the entire art form, and Portland State is a natural fit for cultivating young aspiring comics writers and artists.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Comics Theory
  • Writing Comics
  • Creating Short Comics
  • Visual Storytelling 
  • Comics History
  • Philosophy of Art

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
71

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
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Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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