Comic strip

  • Admission with interview

  • Narrative drawing Prep

    Optional year

  • Entrance examination

  • 1st year Common part

  • 2nd year Comic strip

    2 month Internship

  • 3rd year comic strip

    3 month Internship

  • Graduation jury

  • Labour market

This 3-year course includes interships in the 2nd and 3rd years.

From the 2nd year, professional artists give classes and prepare the students to the realities of the working world.

The training consists in mastering the different creation stages of a comic strip.

The classes are given by graduate teachers and working professionals : comic strip authors, colorists, illustrators, scriptwriters, storyboarders.

The comic strip is used in many areas : illustration, the press, edition, children edition, publicity, motion design, animation movies, etc.

During their second year, the students are faced to a unique exercise : the realization of a fanzine called “La Bulle à Pivaut”. Each student has to create five black and white boards on a specific theme, helped by a comic strip author guest who changes every year. The purpose is a finished and printed product.

Thus, the students experiment through that fanzine the professional constraints.

At the end of the third year, the students present their works based on a personal screen play.

They present its content before a Jury of examiners external to the school (editors, authors, scriptwriters, etc.). That’s also an important moment for the recruitment of our students.

COMPUTER HARDWARE :

The comic strip’s training is boasting an ultra-modern park : 1 computer room, with 20 Cintiq Wacom and equipped with last generation professional softwares, an A3 scanner and optical fiber.

Rooms are open 24 hours a day, all week long.

JOBS’ OPPORTUNITIES :

  • Author
  • Scriptwriter
  • Storyboarder
  • Colorist
  • Illustrator

 

FAMOUS AUTHORS THAT HAVE STUDIED AT PIVAUT :

  • Riad Sattouf (Pascal Brutal, La Vie secrète des jeunes, L’Arabe du futur)
  • Dimitri Armand (Angor, Salamandre, Bob Morane Renaissance)
  • Valentin Sécher (Khaal, Méta-Baron)
  • Krystel (Ash, Magda Ikklepotts)
  • Nicolas Siner (Horacio d’Alba)
  • Mathieu Moreau (Nibiru)

Some examples of publishers that work with our students :

Fluide Glacial, Le Lombard, Delcourt, Ankama, Glénat, Les Humanoïdes associés, etc.

Disciplines

  • Comic strip

  • Character design

  • Colour

  • Drawing - Living model

  • Drawing - Painting

  • Illustration

  • Script

  • Storyboard