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Rich Tu of MTV talks to us about his story

MFA Visual Narrative and SVA Library present a talk by MTV’s Vice President of Design Rich Tu (MFA 2009 Illustration as Visual Essay), who discussed his work, process and the …    More

WATCH: One Minute Mood | A student story challenge

In this project, students were challenged to employ filmic devices learned in an intensive week-long video visual storytelling workshop to create a piece that communicates a specific tone or mood …    More

Monster Sibling Rivalry by Anjelika Vayas

Monster Sibling Rivalry by Anjelika Vayas is an epic tale that has to be read to be believed. The Digital Short Story premiered at DSS 2018. Monster Sibling Rivalry: The …    More

Let the show prep begin!

Our students are hard at work on getting their thesis stories ready for the annual ‘And Then…’ show! It opens on June 30th! Each storyteller will present their story in …    More

Beloved Beatrice by Freya von Mizener

Beloved Beatrice by Freya von Mizener is a Digital Short Story worth playing! The narrative game is a fascinating, creepy, sad experience. The story: To Beatrice, there’s no sign of …    More

Professional Help by ST Schwartz

Professional Help by ST Schwartz Sophie, a self-appointed amateur therapist, inserts herself into everyone’s lives, giving them advice and compulsively correcting them. And while she may have insight into the …    More

Emily Hughston Hoffman’s ‘Dosed’

Summary of Dosed Luna is an artist plagued by insecurity. She wants to be happy but can’t get past her self-doubt. Her boyfriend Dane suggests that they go to a …    More

Abigael Puritz’s ‘Anastrophe’

Abigael Puritz’s ‘Anastrophe’ Following a Digital Dark Age, where most of the data on the internet was lost, the society of 2063 has moved on to a world populated by …    More

Gabi Berkers’ ‘Corvus’

Story: Visualized is the motto and mission statement of SVA’s groundbreaking MFA in Visual Narrative program, where the artist is author. From animation and video to comics and picture books, …    More

CLASS: RISO Printing: An Introduction

Risograph Duplicator printing technology combines the vibrant spot colors of silkscreen, the high resolution and speedy mass production of offset lithography, and the user-friendly automation of an advanced color copier. …    More

CLASS: Risograph: Focus on Photography and Graphics

Imagine the interface of a photocopier with the image quality of a highly detailed screen printer, printing at incredible speed-this is the Risograph duplicator. The speed and capacity enables student …    More
Architecting the Story

NEW CLASS: Architecting the Story

Our new Continuing Education class Architecting the Story is taught by Director and producer, Christina Roussos. Ready to immerse yourself in your work, find a community and contextualize your ideas? …    More

Alison Paul’s ‘Diagram for Disaster’

NO|ON is an annual tradition around here. Students are asked to take an object (all of which are different objects but the same color) and tell a story about it. …    More

Building Interactive Worlds Across Media with Matthew Weise

Interactivity has become a large part of the storyteller’s toolbox. Whether through immersive virtual worlds, video games, non-digital board games or participatory theater, storytellers need to know how the settings, …    More

Applications are OPEN for Summer 2018!

Hi storyteller! If you’re considering MFA Visual Narrative for Summer 2018, we’re ready for your application! Get started! In addition to the Educator’s Scholarship for teachers, we’re proud to announce …    More

Ana Lozada’s ‘The Mountainpath’ #DSS2017

Get your free tickets to the Digital Short Story 2017 reception at SVA! Ana Lozada is a Venezuelan illustrator, designer and visual storyteller originally based in Osaka. Due to her …    More

Thomas Slattery’s ‘Aura’ will freak you out

Aura is an immersive storytelling experience, told through items and sounds in the environment. Rooms will be created virtually in Unity, allowing exploration in a virtual space. 2026. In New …    More

FIND YOUR STORY at MFAVN

“The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” —Muriel Rukeyser “FIND YOUR STORY” is the mission of the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts in …    More

How to sell your story on Facebook

Did you know that Facebook is a great place to sell your stories? While the days of getting free exposure on the social network are long gone, Zuckerburg and team …    More

Jon Bero presents ‘Yuki’

There is beauty in the broken, but Yuki, a deer plagued by anxiety, isn’t able to see it. As a result of a misguided attempt by his closest companion Michi …    More

Masami Kiyono presents ‘Happa’

Mako is an ambitious half-Japanese half-white New York college student with the annoying ability to see spirits wherever she goes. This power becomes debilitating when she starts fighting with her …    More

Walter Tyler presents ‘The New Barn’

The New Barn is a children’s book and interactive website that tells the story of a 19th-century barn raising from the perspective of the farmer’s seven-year-old son. In an age …    More

Andrea Schmitz presents ‘Door’

Door is the story of Gaia, a stubborn teenager who has just moved into a creepy house with her mother and is determined to hate it, despite her mother’s reassurances. …    More

MFAVN 2016: Summer Memories: Mapping the Met

One of the highlights of the summer was our Second Year students’ Mapping the Met project. What is Mapping the Met? It’s a wonderful new way of looking at the …    More

MFAVN Thesis Presentations, July 19th at 6pm

Please join the MFA Visual Narrative program as our thesis students proudly present their eight cutting-edge multi-media storytelling thesis installations. The projects in the exhibition, “And Then”, reflect the uniquely …    More
Jenny Goldstick Sketchnotes

Indiecade: Sketchnotes by Jenny Goldstick

Jenny Goldstick, our sketchnote reporter-at-large, attended Indiecade, an event dedicated to celebrating independent games. She came back with amazing insights into gaming, comics and interactive storytelling. From Sequential to Interactive: Visual …    More

Pepo Pérez talks to us about story

We were delighted to discuss story with cartoonist, illustrator and MFA Visual Narrative International Scholar Pepo Pérez. He spoke about his work and process and discussed the making of his …    More

Watch The Art of Horror: The Gory Details of Graphic Novels

Check out this panel discussion about horror graphic novels featuring comics all-stars Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake, Batman), Sean Murphy (American Vampire, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Rafael Albuquerque …    More

The Visual Narrative Thesis Projects: Jenny Goldstick

Jenny Goldstick has impressed students and faculty alike with her perspective on the world, and her ability to visualize that perspective with her work. From her fantastic Sketchbook Notes, to …    More

The MFAVN One-Stop Shop!

Looking for a last minute gift? Check out these comics, coloring books, novels and more — all created by our students and faculty! The Goddess Coloring Book: Traditional Images to …    More

Louisa Bertman on ‘Permission to Fail’

We were delighted to hear that some MFAVN family have work included in the Mount Ida College gallery show titled Permission to Fail. “Permission to fail” is a refrain that …    More

NEW CLASSES ALERT! Workin’ on the Riso.

We have some exciting plans in store this Fall and they have a lot to do with RISO! Two, two-color Risograph (Riso) Duplicators to be exact! What’s a Risograph? Can you eat …    More

NO|ON 2014: Walter Tyler’s “Jonas and the White Bear”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More

NO|ON 2015: Thomas Slattery’s “Appendage”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More

NO|ON 2015: Ella Romero’s “Breach”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
Jie Ren MFAVN

NO|ON 2015: Jie Ren’s “Cocoon Rebirth”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the …    More

NO|ON 2015: Michelle Nahmad’s “Adrift”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
Cady Juarez NO|ON

NO|ON 2015: Cady Juarez’s “Intervention”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More

NO|ON 2015: Mary Georgescu’s “Undercurrents”

Mary GeorgescuWhat is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the …    More

NO|ON 2015: Liz Enright’s “The Lonely Beatrice Baum”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Christina Mattison Ebert’s “Ginseng”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
Benjamin Marra

MFAVN Podcast: Benjamin Marra

“I’d like every panel of my comic books to change the story,” Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) tells us. Reading Marra’s comics is like being swept down a water slide. …    More