The MFA Visual Narrative is a flexible, low-residency program designed for working professionals and students of visual storytelling alike. Three onsite summer sessions are connected by two years of online study during the fall and spring semesters. After each summer session and academic year, students must receive an acceptable review from a faculty panel in order to continue in the program. Degree candidates must successfully complete 60 credits, including all required courses.
During the eight-week summer sessions, students attend classes and seminars, and work in the studios for 8 to 10 hours per day, six days a week. Several evenings are devoted to digital/interactive tutorials, critiques and lectures. Capitalizing on New York City’s rich array of culture, research trips including contemporary artists events, studio visits and other activities will take place during workshops and on weekends. The summer sessions concentrate on advanced writing, digital media and technique-based workshops. Working in tandem, the creative writing and visual studio workshops as well as analog and digital media studios create a unique and intensive environment— allowing the author-as-artist to thrive.
Throughout the fall and spring semesters, students fulfill the studio components of the online program, with supervision from their course instructor and support from their chosen mentor. Creative writing is assigned in coordination with the online studio story course. This important component includes online submission [posting] of written and visual materials. In the third year, each student is responsible for producing, curating and/or publishing a unique narrative thesis, which will be exhibited in a group show in one of the SVA galleries. Both analog and digital versions of each thesis project must be approved by the Thesis Committee, the student’s mentor and the department chair in order to be eligible for degree conferral.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
We’re delighted to present 2014′s First Years’ final Summer projects. Nathan Fox and Edward Hemingway led the students on a tough mission to break down their assumptions about stories, and their...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lots of artists think marketing and selling are bad words. I’m not saying all of us have that view, but it is a prevalent opinion in whichever storytelling industry you choose. “The logic goes...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A story can move you. A story can change you. A story can squeeze you so tight that you feel like you’re about to slip free and catapult into its world. Not in your imagination, but in...