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INFO SESSION | Join us online on November 5

Ask us anything about our storytelling MFA!

October 7, 2020 by Ben Zackheim
A red and blue circle of paint meet in the middle. The red circle has the word 'Artist'. The blue circle has the word 'Author'. The space where the circles meet has the word 'You'.
Credit: Nathan Fox, Chair, MFA Visual Narrative

When words and images come together, they can create powerful visual narratives — stories that can touch hearts, change minds and even change the way we see our world: Story First.


MFA Visual Narrative has developed a visionary “Story First” approach that equally emphasizes creative writing and visual storytelling across all media. Each student's unique approach to story is cultivated to sharpen their story-development skills, elevating their creative process and advancing their professional practice. Join us at our online Info Session on November 5. Sign up here.


Comprised of three eight-week summer sessions in NYC and two academic years online, this low-residency MFA program places equal emphasis on creative writing and figurative visual expression. The program is designed for both working professionals and recent graduates from all creative disciplines who are dedicated to the art and craft of visual storytelling as both artist and author. Graduates have moved into careers in advertising, gaming, data design, film, animation, sequential arts and illustration. Meet our community here.


Visit mfavn.sva.edu to learn more.