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Digital Comic Design

Comics is a pictorial version of story-telling where the text and the graphics are equally important. Art is responsible to convey setting and mood just as much as any dialogue balloon or caption box. Creating the art and making it look finished for a publisher is a learned shill that this course provides! Students will learn the art of character development, story structure, snappy dialogue, plus easy-to-follow sequential artwork, eye-catching inking, clean lettering, and enhancing mood through colour. This course is ideal for complete beginner as well as seasoned pros already working on their own comics.

Course Details

Award : Certificate of Participation
Duration : 40 hours
Next Intake : TBC

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Digital Sketching
  • Character: thumbnails and composition
  • Character: drawing and line-work
  • Character: colouring
  • Scene: thumbnails and rough drawings
  • Scene: final Lines & colouring
  • Scene: lettering and ballooning
  • Project presentation and critiques comics

Learning Outcomes

  • Conceive of write, develop and produce a comic’s work that in some way explores the specific qualities of comics
  • Gain a grounding scene composition, page design and character creation for comic books
  • Methods and techniques of creating characters and background elements for comics
  • Specific forms of production and publication for digital comics
  • Grasp how comics tell stories through words and images
  • Students will leave the course with a finished page strip of comic book art

Entry Requirements

  • Age: 18 years old and above
  • Recommended for Media Professionals and Freelancers


Course Fee [Inclusive of 7% GST] : S$2020.16
Emotions - Digital Comics - Short Courses - MAGES

I am able to design and draw out my own comic after attending this course.

Zaki's testimonial for Digital Comic Design at MAGES


The lecturer's drawing skill is very good, I have learnt a lot from him.

Mae's testimonial for Digital Comic Design at MAGES