Service Design Day - United Kingdom

How to create a narrative that can engage and captivate a wide audience? Learn how to engage with composition, tone, colour, pacing and tempo in your work on the RCA Graphic Novel short course with RCA Professor Emeritus Andrzej Klimowski

Key details:

Early bird fee: £1,080 ends 27 May 2022

Regular fee: £1,200 from 28 May 2022

Location: Online

Eight sessions over four weeks

10am – 2pm BST per session


Week 1:

  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
  • Thursday 30 June 2022

Week 2:

  • Tuesday 5 July 2022
  • Thursday 7 July 2022

Week 3:

  • Tuesday 12 July 2022
  • Thursday 14 July 2022

Week 4:

  • Tuesday 19 July 2022
  • Tuesday 26 July 2022


The information given is accurate at the time of publication, however, the RCA reserves the right to amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.

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Unleash your imagination and master new methods of self-expression via visual storytelling. 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.

Personal and organisational benefits:

At the end of this course you will have gained:

  • a deeper understanding of contemporary approaches to storytelling, visual narratives and illustration in the context of graphic novels
  • insights on the potential of location, characterisation, materiality and perception in the creation of visual narratives and graphic novels
  • confidence in creating your own illustration and visual narratives
  • skills to work in a range of settings from traditional to contemporary, from print to electronic, handmade or computer-generated.

Course Team Names:

Andrzej Klimowski, Emeritus Professor of Illustration

Miguel Angel Valdivia, Short course tutor