Visual Storytelling Minor
The Visual Storytelling Minor is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the departments of English Studies and Visual and Performing Arts. The minor integrates art, storytelling and technology, introducing students to the field of creative visual storytelling utilizing interdisciplinary methodologies. It weaves design, illustration and narrative analysis, providing students with a solid foundation in graphic design and narration-plus cinematic, digital and traditional illustration techniques-as well as various approaches to storytelling for creative visual presentation.
The minor offers students the opportunity to concentrate in this focused area to satisfy an interest in the printed book and its film, or digital adaptations; to prepare for further academic, or professional study in visual storytelling and visual culture; or to work as cartoonists, graphic novelists, art directors in Advertising or Corporate Communication, Art or English teachers, or film and comics critics.
The minor requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credits, with a minimum of five (5) courses chosen from the list below and distributed so that at least two (2) are English courses and at least two (2) are FAA courses.