Create Your Dream Comics Project

Immerse yourself in the world of comic art and graphic storytelling at California College of the Arts. From memoir comics to literary graphic novels to web comics, our new MFA in Comics program connects you to the rich potential of this visual literary medium. You will discover new ways to bring your story to life on the page or screen.

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Get Expert Mentoring

Imagine having a critically acclaimed graphic novelist as your personal mentor. Or an Eisner-nominated writer as your workshop leader. In our low-residency MFA program, masters of the art form will work with you to perfect your writing and drawing skills, while you study everything from comics theory to publication design. You’ll also learn from renowned artists in other disciplines, including graphic design, printmaking, and animation.

Discover a Community of Writers and Artists

Whether collaborating virtually each week or on campus during our four-week summer workshops, you’ll be surrounded by a tight-knit community of students, faculty, and working professionals. Together, you’ll be encouraged and supported as you create a book-length comics project that exceeds your dreams -- and is ready to be shared with the world by the time you graduate.

New: "Comics in the City" is a new month-long guest lecture series! Watch selected lectures on YouTube »

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