Diploma of Professional Comic Art

The Comic Drawing Diploma Program is designed to help individuals who wish to enter the comic industry. In their studies students will explore traditional and digital comic drawing method along with the essentials of storywriting. Our curriculum is geared not merely to train students in the execution of a sequential art, but also develop a high level of knowledge and competency in other related discipline such as cartooning, digital drawing, script writing, as well as book editing and productions. This program will give students a clear method on how to bring a story concept to life through sequential art; they’ll learn how to build characters, plot, make events vivid in the eye of the readers and publish their own comic internationally.

Admission selection for Comic Drawing Diploma program is based on:

  • Interview – In the interview we are assessing your suitability for the program including any specific requirements you may have.
  • Portfolio – we are looking for evidence of creativity which is demonstrated through a collection of works in a medium of your choosing.

An applicant must be a high school graduate or have received a high school equivalency diploma for initial acceptance into Gemistry Academy.

Day and Time:

  • Saturday (10:00 – 12:00/13:00 – 15:00)
  • Sunday (10:00 – 12:00/13:00 – 15:00)

120 minutes per session.

Program Length:
2 years (4 semesters), TBA.

Rp. 8.000.000,00
  • FREE Wacom Intuos ART
  • FREE Snacks and Drinks
  • FREE Drawing Tools
  • FREE Learning Material

Amount listed is the total of tuition and material fees for the two-year complete program of the 2017/2018 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Need help with tuition costs?
4X Installments plan is available, or find out how to apply for a scholarship in the FAQ page.

Introduction to Sequential Art

Learn the basic elements, mechanics, and terminology of sequential art; defines the medium of comic, what makes for a good character design, an intro to comic drawing tools and various page layout.

Figure Drawing Essentials

Students will learn the skeletal and muscular make up of the figures and practice using the formulas for making character sketches more realistic by understanding the structure of the human form.

Character Design Essentials

Students will learn to craft humanoid, animal, biological and environmental concept art including drafting a backstory and creating a turnaround (front, back and 3/4 view) and action poses.

Background Drawing

Students will learn basic theories of architecture, landscape design and the cinematographer’s eye to create environments, setting compositions, perspectives, and various panelling aesthetics .

Storywriting 101

Understand the basics of how to build and tell a story: an introduction to universe building, character development, scripting for comics, various page layout, and thumbnailing.

Digital Coloring

Receive an introduction to various comic drawing software: learn different techniques and styles of finishing comic and understanding of the role of colour in storytelling.

Graduation Project

This is a projects-based term and students will develop upon their previously acquired drawing and storytelling fundamentals a high quality and well executed comic book for publication.

Marketing & Publishing

Students continue working on their comic project while receiving one-on-one feedback from the instructor and learn to complete their comic and publish it internationally.

Professional Internship

Finally students will apply all that they have learned from school in a commercial production studio, providing them with a skill-set that is ready to be used in the professional world.

Creative education linked to the industry.Gemistry

At the end of Diploma Program, our employment staff will give students assistance for job hunting, giving careful personal coaching on how to write personal resume, interviewing tips, production and presentation of career-making portfolios. We will also give tips regarding creative company qualification in Indonesia that are advantageous to employment as well. Gemistry will actively support students in building career in the creative industry.