A cartoonist may have a bachelor’s degree in animation, fine arts, graphic design, computer animation, or a related field. Colleges have illustration, anatomy, drawing, computer graphics, painting, and photography courses. Taking business and marketing courses is also helpful. The Center for Cartoon Studies offers one and two-year certificate programs and has a two-year master of fine arts degree and offers summer workshops. Cartoonists also often market themselves through social media and this can also help them build a portfolio.