Course Description

Storyboards, which are tools for production and are used to assist in the communication of ideas to clients, are designed and presented. The end product could be a commercial, film or television title, and/or video presentation.

Learning Outcomes

For the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the storyboard artist,  functions, expected talents, and developing  markets.
  • Understand how visual stories are told, identify  a concept statement, and create a script for  storyboard.
  • Understand, recognize and apply the   conventions of the storyboard craft.
  • Understand, recognize and apply the concepts of staging, composition and continuity. 


The following syllabus presents the college approved course requirements, learning outcomes, suggested weekly course outline, etc. Your students should meet the defined learning outcomes and COMD Standards, but please adapt the weekly outline, project guidelines, and grading scheme, as needed.

Model Course

If available, a cloneable model course contains learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more.

Course Coordination



Title: Professor Communication Design





Coordination Site

This course uses the following coordination site:

Course Resources

  • Storyboards/ Motion in Art Mark Simon Focal Press ISBN-10: 0-240-80805-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-0240-80805-5

Best Practices

Please review the Distance Education and Continuity Best Practices. These standards apply to all courses, whether web-enhanced, hybrid, or fully online, and may be used to inform peer evaluation of teaching.

BFA Resources

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