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Did you know that you can study comics at the University of Dundee and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design? DCCS was set up by the Comics Studies department in Dundee, and many of our artist/facilitators are graduates of the courses offered there. We are very proud and privileged to be part of the Comics Studies community in the city.
The Masters in Comics and Graphic Novels is the only course of its kind in the UK, and Dundee is one of only a handful of institutions in the world offering the opportunity to study comics at postgraduate level. Every year students from around the world come to Dundee to study comics. For more information about the course, including testimonials from former students and how to apply, click on the links above. We look forward to seeing you in Dundee!
Start of a new school term means that it is also the start of COMICS CLUB!
Workshops start up again this week:
Tuesday 10th January 4.30-6.30pm for 10-13 year olds
Wednesday 11th January 4.30-6.30pm for 14-17 year olds
All welcome, no experience necessary, all materials provided.
Free of charge, just turn up!
The Tackling Disability Hate Crime comic was launched with an event at DCCS on December 21st. Representatives from DCCS, Advocating Together, The Rank Foundation, Police Scotland, and invited guests were in attendance to help cut the cake marking the culmination of months of work producing the comic.
The comic was created by artists and Comics Clubbers at DCCS in collaboration with a group from Advocating Together Dundee and the Dundee Safe Place initiative. It demonstrates examples of disability hate crime, and then gives advice on what to do if it is experienced. This includes reporting to the Police and using Keep Safe places.
You can download a digital copy of the comic at the Advocating Together website.
The local press were also in attendance and there was a great feature in the Evening Telegraph just after Christmas.
There was a great profile in The Courier yesterday of our very own Operations Director Professor Chris Murray, highlighting the fact that he is now the World’s first Professor of Comics! For more details see the article on The Courier website here.
Well done Prof!
All the best for 2017 from everyone at DCCS!
Comics Clubs start up again on Tuesday 10th January at 4.30pm for 10-13 year olds, and Wednesday 11th January 4.30pm for 14-17 year olds. Hope to see you there!
To ease you in to the New Year, here is a great seasonal comic from 1969, see loads more British comics at Lew Stringer’s excellent blog – Blimey! The blog of British comics from the past, present, and future!