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APPLY NOW: We’re accepting applications for the Summer 2021 term

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.

Whether you want to enhance your work through the power of story or take your professional skills to the next level, the MFA in Visual Narrative, one of SVA’s newest graduate degrees, is designed to make you think “Story First”, and answer the increasing demand for great stories and storytellers.

Want to be part of a great community? Join Our Program

Who Should Apply

This program is designed for professionals, educators and students from all creative disciplines to explore what story means to them and to integrate visual storytelling into their art practice. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any subject, and need to demonstrate proficiency in both creative writing and narrative art forms. Because of the nature of a low-residency program, successful students will demonstrate a high level of professional discipline and practice. Want to be part of a great community? Join Our Program

Three children in a small row boat with oars and a lantern on top of a mass of papers, a treasure chest and tentacles. In the background is a lighthouse that projects the words "Story First."