In this introductory course students will explore storytelling through a wide range of visual media: drawing, painting, collage and digital imaging. The conventions of illustration, comic-strips and picture-books will be reconsidered and expanded to function in the contemporary media landscape. Through a series of exercises, students will explore the possibilities of expression that arise when text and image are combined -- be it on the page, screen or wall. Assignments will range from the illustration of given texts to self-initiated visual narrative work. The course will examine the full-range of presentation and distribution possibilities: print, online and public installations.