Digital Short Story: Small Bytes Big Fiction
MFA Visual Narrative presents an exhibition featuring work created by students in the program's Digital Short Story class, curated by faculty members Jim Rugg and Mark Sable. Artists on view include Gabi Berkers, Christine Alicia Di Pasquale, Emily Hughston Hoffman, Abigael Puritz, ST Schwartz, Kathryn A. Silver, Freya von Mizener and Jellie Vayas.
In MFA Visual Narrative's Digital Short Story class, each student is charged with the task of channeling their inner author and narrative designer to create, write and present an original, self-published digital short story in 15 weeks. Subject matter, style and digital format design are an integral part of the project development, creative process and decision-making. The only true parameters of the project are story length, the use of text and image and the challenge of telling a great story from concept to finish.
The goal of Digital Short Story is to foster ambitious and exciting new voices in visual storytelling through interaction with faculty and peers. The DSS project is designed to focus on specific story fundamentals and explorations in character development, setting, plot structure, narrative design and story composition to translate ideas and information into a digital format rooted in an information system as old as human-culture story.