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Center for Cartoon Studies

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is a non-profit, independent college located in White River Junction, Vermont, United States. Founded in 2004, the school is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive education in the art and craft of making comics. The two-year program is highly focused and intensive, featuring small class sizes and one-on-one instruction from a faculty of professional cartoonists, illustrators, and educators.

The curriculum at CCS is designed to give students a strong foundation in the history and theory of comics, as well as the practical skills needed to create their own comics. Core courses include drawing, storytelling, lettering, and bookmaking, and students also have the opportunity to take electives in areas such as webcomics, animation, and children’s books. In addition to the formal coursework, students are also required to complete internships and independent projects, giving them real-world experience in the comics industry.

The Center for Cartoon Studies is also a leader in community engagement and outreach. The school hosts a number of events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and exhibitions, that are open to the public. The school also has a strong partnership with the cartooning community and regularly collaborate with other cartooning schools, cartoonists groups and festivals.

Overall, the Center for Cartoon Studies is a unique and dynamic institution that is dedicated to fostering the next generation of cartoonists and graphic novelists. With its rigorous curriculum, strong faculty, and supportive community, it is an excellent choice for students who are serious about pursuing a career in comics.

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