Are there any universities with a comic strip course/degree?

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#1 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10321 posts) -

i've heard that there are some but my researches have been showing zero results so far.have you guys ever heard of such major/course/degree being tought anywhere?

#2 Posted by Aljosa23 (25663 posts) -

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

#3 Posted by Laihendi (5834 posts) -

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Aljosa23
But it has an 88% acceptance rate.
#4 Posted by TrainerCeleste (1633 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Laihendi
But it has an 88% acceptance rate.

Then if you're not a noob it's quite easy :D
#5 Posted by Storm_Marine (11926 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Laihendi

But it has an 88% acceptance rate.

Sounds like Aljosa is the 12%

#6 Posted by Aljosa23 (25663 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Laihendi

But it has an 88% acceptance rate.

Where did you get that number? Wikipedia says it only have 150 students and a 30% dropout rate.

#7 Posted by Ghost_702 (7405 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Aljosa23

But it has an 88% acceptance rate.

Where did you get that number? Wikipedia says it only have 150 students and a 30% dropout rate.

Dropout rates have little to do with acceptance rates. To TC, why don't you just try to get into an art school if you're mainly interested in the drawing aspect? If it's the writing aspect then go for an English degree or something similar?
#8 Posted by rastotm (1380 posts) -

Most comics have a very personal art style and writing style, I don't think that a course on comic strip yields much necessary skills. There are multiple comic degrees in Asia, but I assume you were not referring to manga.

#9 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10321 posts) -

Most comics have a very personal art style and writing style, I don't think that a course on comic strip yields much necessary skills. There are multiple comic degrees in Asia, but I assume you were not referring to manga.

rastotm
actually i'm doing a research on some aspects of comic industry and i've come across a few quotes claiming that there are indeed a few universities in the west with such degrees,without actually naming any,so i wanted to know whether it was a fact or not.plus, i'd personally be interested on taking such courses too.
#10 Posted by Laihendi (5834 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"][QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

http://www.kubertschool.edu/

Hard as fvck to get in though.

Aljosa23

But it has an 88% acceptance rate.

Where did you get that number? Wikipedia says it only have 150 students and a 30% dropout rate.

I googled "Kubert School acceptance rate" and in bold print at the top of the search results it says "88% (2010)".
#11 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29668 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"] But it has an 88% acceptance rate.Laihendi

Where did you get that number? Wikipedia says it only have 150 students and a 30% dropout rate.

I googled "Kubert School acceptance rate" and in bold print at the top of the search results it says "88% (2010)".

Well, it looks like there's only a little over 100 applicants a year for 40-50 slots, so I guess it's not that surprising. Honestly I bet that a lot of self-selection goes into the applicant pool to begin with.
#12 Posted by Sharpie125 (3904 posts) -

I'm in UBC's Creative Writing program and I'm taking a graphic novel course next semester. It's not a degree in comic strips/graphic novels, but you still have specializations (I'm focusing on screenplays, for example). The program is supposedly one of the best in the country.. a lot of well-reguarded Canadian writers come from here :P.

#13 Posted by Vuurk (6258 posts) -
Why would you want to pay a university thousands of dollars a year to teach you something that you do not need a degree to succeed in?
#14 Posted by mrbojangles25 (31998 posts) -

Why would you want to pay a university thousands of dollars a year to teach you something that you do not need a degree to succeed in? Vuurk

because universities land you jobs.

whether or not you think it is sad or good, going to college/university is as much about making connections and getting a job, as it is about learning. In the end, its a statement, a milestone, an achievement; an employer will look at you and think "This guy has foresight and a strong work ethic. I'm going to hire him, and not the guy that draws in his free time and dropped out of junior college".

Not saying the graduate is better simply by virtue of education, but he is more valuable and proven.

#15 Posted by Vuurk (6258 posts) -

[QUOTE="Vuurk"]Why would you want to pay a university thousands of dollars a year to teach you something that you do not need a degree to succeed in? mrbojangles25

because universities land you jobs.

whether or not you think it is sad or good, going to college/university is as much about making connections and getting a job, as it is about learning. In the end, its a statement, a milestone, an achievement; an employer will look at you and think "This guy has foresight and a strong work ethic. I'm going to hire him, and not the guy that draws in his free time and dropped out of junior college".

Not saying the graduate is better simply by virtue of education, but he is more valuable and proven.

I do not know how the art/comic career field works, but it seems that you are going to be hired based on your art portfolio rather than your degree. This contrasts a degree such as engineering for instance, where you really have no shot at getting a decent job without having a degree.