SAW Year Long Program

Do you want to make comics, but feel overwhelmed by your own dreams?

Do you know your work isn’t good enough, but have no idea where to even begin making it better?

If you answered “yes,” don’t sweat, it, you’re still not alone.

“Ultimately we aren’t dissatisfied with our work, we’re dissatisfied with ourselves.” – Justine Mara Andersen

Everyone at SAW has at one time or another had to struggle with the same questions and dilemmas, and we’ve all found answers, and our faculty can share them with you through our unique blend of mentorship and comics-specific curriculum.

SAW is looking for serious students of comic book and sequential art.

We offer a single year-long course of study on-site in Gainesville. The 2016-2017 Single-Year Program just finishing and our students have had a great education. Our program stands among the best in the country. See some of our 2014-2015 wrap-up blog post here. See the flickr set here.  See the 2013-2014 wrap-up blog post here.  See the 2012-2013 round-up blog post here.


Semesters are 14 weeks long. We time our calendar to the University of Florida calendar to facilitate housing for everyone. The first day of the fall semester is a Monday around August 20, ending on a Friday in mid-December. We take a week off in October and time off for Thanksgiving. View more on our calendar, here:

Our spring 2018 semester will begin 2nd week January 9 end the last week of April. We take two weeks off in a row in March for spring break and visiting artist workshops (separate from the SAW curriculum.)