Admissions

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is looking for well-rounded students who are committed to creating visual narratives. We want students who can think and will work hard. Limited drawing skills are OK if they are offset by a fearless commitment to putting images on paper. CCS welcomes comic and non-comic book geeks alike. We love art, English, history, philosophy, religion, and graphic design majors, and those with a liberal arts background.

Application Form

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Or, download and complete the
CCS Admissions application form (.pdf).

Application Checklist

1) A PORTFOLIO CONSISTING OF:

A minimum two-page comic story starring yourself, a snowman, a robot, and a piece of fruit. You may combine characters! Format may be a zine, mini-comic, or plain black and white copies. Non-returnable.

Four samples of your work in any media that represents your abilities. CCS will look at comics, computer art, video, paintings, and drawings. Send prints, photocopies, tear sheets, mini-comics, zines, CDs, or web addresses. Under no circumstances should you send original art. It will not be returned.

2) ESSAY: 

A two- to three-page double-spaced, typewritten essay (fiction or nonfiction) with one of the following titles:

• Cartoonists are like that, OR

• The future

3) CURRICULUM VITAE

4) TRANSCRIPTS:

Please request that official transcripts be sent to:
Admissions
The Center for Cartoon Studies
PO Box 125 / 94 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

Students with any college coursework do not need to submit high school transcripts. Transcripts marked “Issued to Student” will not be accepted.

5) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

6) FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Financial evidence that shows you have sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. For more information, email admissions@cartoonstudies.org.

7) APPLICATION FEE:

A $50 application fee should accompany the application with a check or money order (in USD) payable to The Center for Cartoon Studies. Or, click here to pay online now (PayPal balance or credit card).

SEND APPLICATION AND MATERIALS TO:

Admissions
The Center for Cartoon Studies
PO Box 125 / 94 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

Or, email your application and materials to: admissions@cartoonstudies.org

TEL: (802) 295-3319
FAX: (802) 295-3399

DEADLINE:

CCS has rolling admissions; students are encouraged to apply as early as possible since space is limited. The school reviews applications as soon as they are complete and will notify students regarding their admission status. You do not need to submit all application materials at once in order to begin the application process, but your application and requirements must be complete prior to review for consideration.

CCS operates under the charter of The National Association of Comics Art Educators, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. CCS is SEVP-Certified to enroll nonimmigrant students. CCS does not discriminate in its admissions policy for reasons of race, religion or ethnic origin.

QUESTIONS?

admissions@cartoonstudies.org
(802) 295-3319