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This minor is dedicated to the study and creation of stories using text and image. The tradition of graphic narrative includes the comic strip; the graphic novel and its precursors; and forms of theatrical presentation, including the illustrated broadside,
toy theater, and picture recitation. Graphic narrative spans the fields of documentary and reportage, fiction, autobiography, and educational instruction. In the minor, students are encouraged to initiate and visualize their own stories through the
use of hand or computer-supported techniques.
The Comics and Graphic Narrative minor is offered through Parsons' School of Art, Media, and Technology and requires successful completion of 18 credits
across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below. Please note that PSAM 1040, Reading Graphic Novels, is required of all students intending to complete this minor.
Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Students who have already completed one of these courses, or will do so for their major, should instead select another course in the subject area "Text-Image Projects and Publications" (below).
Minors are available to all undergraduate students at The New School, though some minors are closed to students in certain majors (please see the list of preclusions for more details). Students may declare minors outside of their own colleges. To explore this option, contact your academic advisor.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Ben Katchor, associate professor of illustration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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