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.


The course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills in making comic art. The student understands the working process of comic art and is able to independently produce comic art stories. The student learns to use common tools in comic art, and basics of writing and storytelling.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 10.11.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Hagelberg, Marja Nurminen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The working process of comics and typical working tools, orientations of contemporary comic art, methods of storytelling. Preconditions and premises of writing. The significance of perception.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The main working methods during the course are guided and independent work, group discussions and critiques. Themed lectures and presentations of comic artists.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 64 h, independent work 98 h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:


    The order of priority for admitting students:

    1. Exchange students in Aalto ARTS, 2 places (applies to courses taught in English)
    2. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    3. Degree students in Aalto ARTS