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Graphic Storytelling

Bachelor of Graphic Storytelling, 240 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 4 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Our Bachelor Program in Graphic Storytelling consists of a number of program elements (modules/projects) in a number of core areas:
  • Basic drawing skills
  • Visualization - drawing for comics
  • Manuscript and classic storytelling 
  • Layout and style (comics) 
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Universe development 
  • Productions planning 
  • Media techniques and technology
  • Computer based tools
  • Project management and creative processes
  • Entrepreneurship and industry knowledge
  • Artwork analysis
  • Multidisciplinary approach 
  • Communication 
  • Optional program elements 
  • Internship
  • The Bachelor project
The first year of the programme mainly consists of the craftsmanship- and art-related subjects, like drawing and sequential storytelling. They are the most fundamental subjects, therefore they will continue through the first three years of the programme.

At the second year of the education the more advanced subjects like production techniques and entrepreneurship will be taught.
The third year of the programme contains the optional subjects and the fourth and last year the internship and Bachelor’s project.

Career Opportunities  

The Graphic Storytelling programme prepares you for a career within publishing, newspaper, movie, media, game and advertising businesses. Examples of future career options are: 
  • Self-employed comic book creator either as freelance or in your own company, 
  • Developer of visual concepts and graphic universes for publishing, movies, TV, cross media and games, 
  • Artist in specialized fields of comic book production: Inker, colorist, storyboard artist etc., 
  • Commercial comic book artist for advertising, media agencies etc., 
  • Positions within the businesses around the comic book industry, for instance editor, comic book writer, illustrator or teacher

About the Degree

Graphic Storytelling is for people wishing to learn how to create graphic stories and universes at the highest level. The program teaches you all the areas of working with graphic storytelling: drawing, sequential storytelling, layout, scripting, story boarding for films, cross media and developing original graphic universes.


There are various requirements for Graphic Storytelling that includes a portfolio and a letter of intention. Read more about the requirements

All international, non-native English speakers must send an English language test certificate from IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or other tests of an equivalent standard. 

All Danish students must complete English at a B-level according to the level system in Danish secondary schools or equivalent proof of English skills.

General requirements in English language (corresponding to Danish B-level):

  • IELTS An average band score of 6.5 
  • TOEFL Internet-based 83 
  • TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019) 585 
  • TOEFL Paper-delivered Reading - High (22-30),Listening - High (22-30),Writing - Good (24-30) 
  • Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale or FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scaleIB (International Baccalaureate) Group 1: All grades,Group 2: English B HL, all grades

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education 


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at   

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn 2019

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 22

Campus Viborg


This campus opened in the summer of 2010 and has a modern layout as well as a central placement in Viborg.
Campus Viborg offers programmes taught in Danish within the fields of nursing, social education, administration and technology as well as a number of programmes taught and conducted in English including nursing and software technology. 
The Animation Workshop is also situated in Viborg -  a state of the art school that are among the best in the world within animation and graphic arts. Programmes offered include Character Animation, Computer Graphic Arts and Graphic Storytelling - all taught in English.
Additionally, a number of exchange programmes are offered.

  • Students: 2.000
  • International students: 240
  • Employees: 180
Read more about Campus Viborg here.

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