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Go Back To School With Comics

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Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to turn our attention to reading, writing, arithmetic and comics. Most importantly comic book studies.

Here are just some of the many courses being offered for the 2023-2024 academic school year that focus on comic books as a creative medium and as a form of literature.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Graphic Novel Intensive

Mount Royal University
ENGL 2294 – Comics as Literature

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Digital Illustration and Comic Art

British Columbia

Camosun College
Comics & Graphic Novels Certificate

Kwantien Polytechnic University
ENGL 2345 – The Graphic Novel and Comic Book Literature

University of Northern British Columbia
Comics and Graphic Novels Studio


Killarney School
Graphic Communication Technology 30

West Kildonan Collegiate
Grade 12 – Graphic Communications Technology

New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick
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Newfoundland and Labrador

Memorial University – Grenfell Campus
Visual Arts, BFA


Algonquin College
Illustration and Concept Art

Brock University
ENGL 4V76 2023-2024: The Literary History of Picture Books

Carleton University
HIST 3909B: History Through Comic Books

Centennial College
CESA-100 – Art of the Comics

George Brown College
Creating Graphic Novels

Metro Toronto Media College of Animation, Art & Design
Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts Diploma

Ontario College of Art and Design

Ontario Tech University
COMM 3250U – Pop Culture and Entertainment

LSO312 – The Graphic Novel

Sheridan College
Art Fundamentals

Toronto Metropolitan University
ENG 402 – Comics

University of Ottawa
ENG 2118 – Comic Books and Graphic Novels

University of Toronto
Comics and the Graphic Novel

University of Waterloo
ENGL 232 LEC 0.50 – Graphic Narrative

Western University
MIT 3282G-001 (Winter 2024)  Comic Book Culture

Wilfred Laurier University
KS204 Cartoons and Comics

York University
AP/EN 2176 3.00 – Comics and Cartoons I
AP/EN 2177 3.00 – Comics and Cartoons II
AP/EN 4462 3.00 – German History and Memory in Comics


Dawson College


Saskatechewan Polytechnic
Graphic Communications

University of Regina
ENGL 387AI – World Comics
ENGL 387AK – Comics and Cartoons

You can check out past interviews about school studies with JoAnne Purcell about Seneca College, plus this interview at Sheridan College with Kagan McLeod, Jeff Lemire, Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K. Pérez.

If you know of any other courses or activities not mentioned here, please drop us a line with the update at

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