Summer Course in Comic Creation

Apply now

Summer Course in Comic Creation

The Drawing Academy

Spend a week of your summer holiday immersed in comics in one of Europe’s best and friendliest drawing and animation schools!

About Summer Course in Comic Creation

  • Facts

    Title: Summer Course in Comic Creation

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 1 week

    Next program: Summer 2022. The exact dates and application form will be available here in January 2022

    Application deadline: None – but the course has limited seats so please apply early in order to secure a seat.

    Place: The course takes place at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark 

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens: The price for a summer course is DKK 3.700 or app. € 480 including teaching, materials and meals. Please read more about accommodation under “Housing”). However, for former students of The Drawing Academy’s semester course TDA Classical, the price is only DKK 3.200. Please write for more information about how to get the discount.

  • Structure and content

    In this course you will spend a week this summer playing with drawing and storytelling.

    Through a series of exercises and small projects the teacher will teach you the basic principles of graphic storytelling and challenge you to work with the media in different ways. There will be a mixture of well defined and more free assignments, where you get to work with your own ideas. An introduction to some of the rich world of comics and graphic novels is part of the course.

    Time schedule
    You will receive a detailed time schedule shortly before the course starts.

    Arrival: Monday July 5, 1 pm

    Departure: Sunday July 11, 1 pm

    Except for the first and the second day, there will be six hours of teaching every day. Additionally, most days there will be optional activities in the evenings and afternoons.

  • How to apply

    Admission criteria
    The summer course is open for everyone who turned 16. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a grown-up or have friends or relatives in Viborg or surroundings, where he/she can be accommodated.

    How to apply

    The course is first sign-first serve so you can sign up as long as there are open seats in the course. Your seat is secured as soon as you have paid for it. When the course is full, the sign-up link will disappear from the VIAPAY website that handles the applications. We keep a waiting list in case of cancellations, so please mail if you would like to get signed up on the waiting list. When signed up, you can cancel your seat and get a full refund of the course fee until two weeks before the course starts. You will hear from us around a month before the course starts so please keep an eye on your email account. We will among other things send you a questionnaire regarding practical issues around the course, which we need for our planning so it is important that you respond to it as fast as possible after receiving it.

  • Teachers

    Cecilie ”Q” Mainz Thorsen

    Cecilie “Q” Mainz Thorsen

    Cecilie (alias Q) is a graphic storytelling graduate. If not stopped, she WILL talk about comics and stories for days on end. Her favorite genre is fantasy (but slice of life comes close), and her preferred D&D class is the bard. Her teaching style has been described as “shooting bullets of pure knowledge straight into our brains”

  • Housing

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not sure if we will be able to offer free accommodation in simple dorms in the school or tents on the lawn like previous years. We are optimistic that we will be able to offer some sort of free accommodation in the school at least for some participants, but we will have to wait for new restrictions. We will update the website with new information later. If you would like to book your own alternative accommodation already now, here are some links to various kinds of accommodation in Viborg




    Danhostel Viborg

    DCU Camping Viborg Sø

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen is a teacher and coordinator at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44