Taught course

Graphic Novel: Visual Storytelling (Online Short Course)

Royal College of Art · School of Communication
Certificate of Participation

Entry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Unleash your imagination and master new methods of self-expression via Visual Story Telling with Professor 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.

Human beings have a natural need for storytelling. We love to hear stories, read books and watch films. Some of us like to recall autobiographical incidents, reflect upon memories, gossip or simply chat. It can be difficult to create a narrative that engages with a wide audience.

The course is led by Andrzej Klimowski, Emeritus Professor of Illustration and includes 8 online sessions over 4-weeks.

Who Should Attend

  • illustration and graphic design students
  • recent graduates who wish to improve their illustration and writing skills
  • professionals working in illustration, visual communication and/or communication design
  • prospective RCA Illustration, Visual Communication and Writing MA students
  • anyone seeking an opportunity to experiment without professional constraint

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Certificate of Participation
    part time
    0.5 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

RCA Short Courses