Norris Hall

Norris Hall

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Location

548 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, Georgia

Norris Hall was built in 1858 and once served as a respected home for elderly widows and unmarried women. Designed in Greek Revival style, it has an enclosed garden and numerous fireplaces, which serve as an inspiring backdrop for sequential art students. The sequential art program stresses visual storytelling, as well as regular drawing skills, encouraging students to perfect the process of combining words and pictures to form an entertaining and effective narrative. Students who complete the sequential art degree find successful careers as Webcomic artists, storyboard animators, graphic novel creators, illustrators, editorial cartoonists, concept illustrators and video game designers.

Images from the facility

Studio spaces allow students to learn classical and contempoary maquette techniques and turn concepts into 3-D renderings.

Some students in the sequential art program create more than 100 drawings a week.

Cintiq pen displays let students begin their work digitally, or in-lab large-format scanners let them scan their drawings in to finish on screen.

The sequential arts program enrolls nearly 400 students a year, yet students benefit from individual professor guidance.

Projectors and Cintiq pen displays let students share their work with the class for review and feedback.

Sequential art students develop their life drawing skills in observation rooms and outside of the classroom.