Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

Analyzing Comic Books

Dates: July 8-12, 2019

Grades: Rising 9th through 12th grade

Cost: $700 Residential / $400 Commuters   What's included in the cost?

Registrations Due: June 1, 2019

Become a better reader of visual media and create some of your own in this academically oriented workshop.

Even though the comic book has been around since the late 1800s, it has only recently begun to be taken seriously and lose its childish label. What many people are finally accepting is that the comic book has great potential as an art and storytelling format. The visual impact of a panel can be powerful in ways that words alone cannot. The purpose of this camp will be to explore the comic genre while working on the analytical skills to read the overlap between words and images. As the name of the camp implies, we will focus mostly on superheroes, though including other comic mediums such as comic strips and manga is possible.

This camp may appeal to: students interested in comics or graphic novels; students of literature; aspiring graphic designers, artists, visual media analysts, writers, social media managers, video game designers, and educators.

Sponsoring Department: The Department of Computer Science

Camp Type: 1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit

Seats Available: 24 max

Eligibility

  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Complete the online application.
Day of the Week
(Summer 2018 TBD)
Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday   Move-In, Orientation
Monday    
Tuesday    
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday   Move-Out

Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Move-in for residential students will be the Sunday prior to the camp’s beginning. Details will be sent by email two weeks beforehand.

Lunch will be provided at Rebel Market for all students.

Residential students will live in the Residential College South, supervised by live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Matt Saye

Matt Saye is a writer, teacher, and all-around lover of pop culture. He has been reading comic books since childhood, but has also incorporated them into classes he has taught. When he’s not reading comics (or reading in general), Matt likes to run, host a podcast, and spend time with his family.

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Click “Add Event to Cart.”
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    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (at top of page) with the appropriate student and parent information.
    • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
      • Student’s insurance card,
      • Parent’s driver’s license
      • Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
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    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: precollege@olemiss.edu