The Graphic Novel: visual storytelling (Online), Short Course | Part time online | Royal College of Art | United Kingdom
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The Graphic Novel: visual storytelling (Online)

8 days
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Storytelling through illustration and the power of imagination with the expert guidance of Andrzej Klimowski.


The course is aimed at students, practitioners and enthusiasts who wish to further their skills in creating picture-driven stories that can lead to the making of original graphic novels. It offers a fresh approach to the subject and aims at releasing the imagination, opening the opportunity for self-expression. It can also help those intending to embark on MA level studies or professionals seeking to discover alternative ways to expand their working methods.

Programme Structure

Online - this course is organised in synchronous sessions in a live virtual environment that combines various digital platforms and tools.


The course is especially beneficial for:

  • illustration and graphic design students
  • recent grads wishing to improve their illustration and writing skills
  • professionals working in illustration, visual communication or communication design
  • those seeking to experiment outside of professional constraints
  • prospective RCA illustration/vis comms/writing students.


Andrzej Klimowski - Emeritus Professor of Illustration

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 days
    • 4 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Fully structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must be 18 years or over. It is preferable for participants to have:

  • an undergraduate degree in design or a background in illustration
  • a basic understanding of typography
  • a good level of English language.

Tuition Fee


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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The Graphic Novel: visual storytelling (Online)
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The Graphic Novel: visual storytelling (Online)
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