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University of Dundee Comics & Graphic Novels MDes
University of Dundee

Comics & Graphic Novels MDes

Dundee, United Kingdom

12 Months


Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 21,900 / per year *


* for International students


You will learn about the comic medium and industry and its relation to different genres and cultures across various media. You will think critically about these ideas and relate analysis of style and form to theory, context, politics, and history.

We have close links with the industry and our expert staff are involved in making comics, researching comics, and organizing major comics conferences. Guest speakers have included:

  • Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)
  • Frank Quitely (Batman and Robin)
  • Ian Kennedy (2000AD, Commando, Dan Dare)
  • Cam Kennedy (Judge Dredd, Star Wars)

The course is practice-based, which means that alongside the theoretical side of the course, you will develop your own comics, and learn script writing, thumbnails, pencils, inks, lettering, coloring, and traditional and digital production methods.

You will have access to studio space and to Dundee Comics Creative Space, a hub for comics teaching and creation run by the University.

Dundee is a recognized powerhouse of comics production and is home to DC Thomson & Co Ltd, producers of iconic titles such as The Beano, The Dandy, and Commando. We have developed a very strong relationship with the publisher, and have worked on two major ‘live’ projects with The Beano.



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