About CCS

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont.

 

Mission

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work.

CCS, recognizing the central role that socially responsible businesses can play in a community, will initiate and be responsive to innovative ways to improve the local cultural and economic quality of life.

CCS is operating under the charter of The National Association of Comics Art Educators, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt institution. CCS does not discriminate in its admissions policy for reasons of race, religion or ethnic origins.

Highlights

  • Over 100 Students enrolled
  • Master of Fine Arts degree granting approved by the
    Department of Education, State of Vermont
  • Student and faculty featured in Best American Comics
  • Economic Impact exceeds $10 Million
  • Member of Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC)
  • 10 Students and Alum win Xeric Grants & Ignatz Awards
  • Book packaging with Disney and The Will Eisner Foundation
  • Acquisition of master cartoonist Denys Wortman’s artwork

inkyHistory

CCS’s spiritual leader is none other than the legendary cartoonist and teacher Inky Solomon.

Download the Inky Solomon Story

Membership

The Center for Cartoon Studies is a member of the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC).