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: 04.09.2023 - 01.11.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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: Finnish, Swedish, 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.

  • applies in this implementation

    Arviointi 1-5.

    Kirjoittamista, piirtämistä ja kerrontataitoja arvioidaan yhdessä ja erikseen.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, independent work 114 h.


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    Työvälineistä pidetään luento myöhemmin. Tällöin tarkempaa tietoa. 

    More info in a forthcoming lecture

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 12 students.

    The order of priority for admitting students:

    1. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    2. Degree students in Aalto ARTS  

    Registration for courses: Sisu.

  • applies in this implementation

    Course is bilingual. Finnish students write in Finnish. 

Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation

    80 per cent attendance required