Comics and Visual Narrative

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comics and Visual Narrative

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: FTVMS 100 and 101 Restriction: FTVMS 327

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Explores the medium of comics both as an expression of popular culture and as a visual language. Beginning with a history of sequential graphic narrative considers issues around the legitimacy of a popular art form and means of story-telling, as well as the problem of censorship that dominated comics culture especially in the 1950s.

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