Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, the student is familiar with the different forms of comics and understands the impact of form in narration in the art of comics. The student will be able to use what they have learnt in their own visual and narrative expression.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 09.11.2020 - 02.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Hagelberg, Marja Nurminen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Riikka Ala-Harja, Matti Hagelberg, Katja Tukiainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments and their critiques. The different forms of comic art are approached through assignments and examples. The course themes include comic strips and writing process of comics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The main working method during the course is guided and independent work, group discussions and critiques.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 64 h, independent work 98 h.


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Sarjakuvailmaisu II

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption