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Presented by MFA Visual Narrative

MFA Visual Narrative Open Studios

August 18 - September 17, 2021
MFA Visual Narrative Open Studios 2021 Exhibition in white text over collage of image split vertically with a figure of a woman and collaged elements in different positions with purple orange green and white coloring.

The Open Studios show represents the culmination of the intensive summer semester at SVA’s MFA Visual Narrative program. This daring body of work by first- and second-year students explores how narrative paths can be created across the spectrum of genre and media. Through a broad range of new-media techniques—from live-action video, to storyboards and visual mapping, to animation, game design and sequential art—these students share the common goal of exposing their truths through narrative design. 


The MFA Visual Narrative summer semester is an intensive two-month period of collaboration and active experimentation. Students take on assignments aimed at broadening their skill sets, honing their storycraft and developing their personal voices. In completing these projects, they add a new chapter to their own personal and professional stories, having discovered new ways of approaching narrative as an immersive experience that speaks to their passions and communities, and new ways of sharing these fresh visions with the world.