My Visual Story

My Visual Story

What does fiction tell us about ourselves?  In what ways does art show us the world around us, our history, and who we are? Using comic books and contemporary media we will explore the ways in which artists and authors tell our personal and social narratives. And we will step into the artists’ shoes to create our own artistic social and personal stories in comic book form.  


Students explore the intersection of topics by taking the following course package*:

*Courses in the FIG package may be subject to change

UGST 199 College Connections - FIG Seminar, 1-credit

ENG 280 Introduction to Comic Studies - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Introduction to the art of comics and the methodologies of comic studies. Covers a range of comic texts from the early 1900s to the present. You will be exposed to a spectrum of comic-art forms (the newspaper strip, the comic book, the graphic novel) and a variety of modes and genres. You will also be asked to read several examples of contemporary comics scholarship.

ART 101 Understanding Contemporary Art - CoreEd or major satisfying course, 4-credits

Examines contemporary developments in specific media of visual art. Explore the materials & processes used today in each field & cross-disciplinary elements. Learn how to interpret & evaluate contemporary artwork using a critical framework. Students will examine artwork through in-class presentations, magazines, journals, the web, and attending art shows and visiting artist lectures on campus and around Eugene.


FIG Theme:

Art of Storytelling

Flight Path Themes:

Media Arts and Expression