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MFA Visual Narrative Digital Short Story 2019 Exhibition

June 11 - July 7
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Wed, Jun 19; 6:30pm - 8:30pm

School of Visual Arts presents the fifth annual “Digital Short Story: Small Bytes / Big Fiction:” an exhibition of work by MFA Visual Narrative students. Curated by faculty members Jim Rugg and Mark Sable, the exhibition is on view Tuesday, June 11, through Sunday, July 7, at 133/141 West 21st Street, ground floor, New York City. RSVP here for the opening reception on Wednesday, June 19.

In MFA Visual Narrative's Digital Short Story (DSS) class, each student is charged with channeling their inner author and narrative designer. Their task is to create, write and present an original, self-published digital short story in 15 weeks. Subject matter, style and digital format design are integral parts of project development and the creative process. The only true parameters are 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 to explore character development, narrative design and story composition. Students then translate these concepts into a digital format rooted in an information system as old as human culture – story.

The MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA is an innovative approach to visual storytelling through the education of the artist as author. Equal emphasis is placed on creative writing and visual expression regardless of medium. The program is designed for working professionals and students from all creative disciplines who are interested in incorporating visual narrative and creator-owned-authorship into their art and professional practice.

The exhibition is on view in the ground floor hallway, to the far left after entering the 133/141 West 21st Street building.

Free and open to the public