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: 04.11.2024 - 27.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    The main working methods during the course are guided and independent work, group discussions and critiques.


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 56 h, independent work 106 h.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II


    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 16 students. The order of priority for admitting students:

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

    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.