Story First | Summertime at MFA Visual Narrative

MFA Visual Narrative is the first low-residency, interdisciplinary MFA program to focus on creative writing and image-making as a single language—visual writing. A diverse and carefully selected community of story-focused candidates come together at SVA’s NYC campus for three intensive summer residencies. In the successive fall and spring semesters, students engage in rigorous, multi-media online coursework from anywhere in the world. Digging deep, they explore and elevate their authorship and visual story development skills.

As an MFA Visual Narrative student, you will:
-Master what story is and how it functions structurally across a range of visual media and writing formats
-Go beyond just delivering visual stories or solving visual editorial problems, to creating and contributing unique original works as both author and artist
-Work within a rich, transformative and diverse creative community
-Advance your writing skills and integrate them into your professional practice
-Partner one-on-one with a mentor of your choosing during your thesis year
-Expand your collaborative and professional network in NYC and beyond
-Audit up to four SVA courses to expand your skill and knowledge base tuition-free
-Explore hands-on print and media resources at SVA’s Visible Futures Lab, RisoLAB and partnering departments

Ken Niimura