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Make a Comic: SL

Wednesday 12 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£218.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

Develop your story-making and story-writing skills. You will make and illustrate a comic which will be published each term for friends and family. CL

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: None. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

• Planning and writing the comic book story. • Developing characters. • Creating panel thumbnails. • Deciding the layout of the comic book pages. • Creating panels. • Writing dialogue. • Drawing panels. • Colouring panels. • Constructing a basic comic book.

How you will learn on this course

The course will be taught through lectures, presentations and demonstrations, group work to create ideas, discussions and active tasks including writing, drawing and scanning.

How you will be assessed on this course

Planning. 1. Express your ideas. 2. Communicate with peers. 3. Discuss yours and your peers’ ideas. 4. Help in creating the comic stories. 5. Write a continuing story. 6. Write a one-off story. 7. Create characters to appear in the continuing story. 8. Create characters to appear in your one-off story. Comic book Design. 1. Draw panel thumbnails. 2. Add text to the thumbnails. 3. Plan the panel layout. Comic book creation. 1. Draw panels with Pencils. 2. Draw panels with Pens. 3. Draw panels with Computers. 4. Colour panels with Pencils. 5. Colour panels with Pens. 6. Colour panels with Computers. 7. Add text to panels with Pencils. 8. Add text to panels with Pens. 9. Add text to panels with Computers. 10. Help creating a comic book cover. 11. Scan comic book pages. 12. Construct the comic book on a computer. 13. Print pages. Work Space. 1.Sharpen pencils. 2. Throw away rubbish. 3. Clear away pens and pencils. 4. Put tablet computers away. 5. Shut down computers.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Homework will be set on coming up with ideas for the story and drawing new panels that can be discussed in class.

What you need for your course


What you need to bring to the first class

A pen and paper to take notes and add suggestions to the planning stage.

What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking