The MFA in Visual Narrative program at SVA is a groundbreaking approach to visual storytelling. Comprised of three eight-week summer sessions in NYC and two academic years online, this low-residency program places equal emphasis on creative writing and figurative visual expression. The program is designed for both working professionals and recent graduates from all creative disciplines who are dedicated to the art and craft of visual storytelling as both artist and author.
Since the inaugural class is currently in session through July, this event provides an unusual opportunity to meet current students and tour the studio space. Come join Nathan Fox, Chair of MFA Visual Narrative, for this informative and interactive presentation. Potential students will learn about the MFAVN curriculum and our philosophy and approach to visual storytelling, meet faculty members and current students, and discover all that the evolutionary low-residency program has to offer. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation and faculty and students will be available after the event for individual discussions.
Our info session will begin promptly at 6:30PM, but please allow extra time to visit "Story:Visualized" just outside the auditorium, our faculty art exhibit celebrating the program's launch. A visit to the department studios will follow, located across the street. Our event is open to the general public free of charge. Seating is given on a first-come, first-served basis. There are parking garages on the block, as well as a bike share station.
The MFA Visual Narrative program is chaired by editorial illustrator and comic book artist Nathan Fox. His work has appeared in The New York Times, EW, Rolling Stone, Image, Vertigo, and Marvel Comics, and within projects for MTV, Burton, Nike, 1800, AOL and many more. Faculty include such diverse professional storytellers as art director and illustrator Jennifer Daniel; writer and information designer Alicia DeSantis; writer and illustrator Edward Hemingway; artist and printmaker Ross MacDonald; historian and critic Leonard Marcus; publisher and writer Dan Nadel; designer and artist Jeff Rogers; artist Jonathon Rosen; illustrator Matt Rota; illustrator, comic book artist and designer Jim Rugg; author Mark Sable; and writer/game producer Ben Zackheim.
Applications will open in September for the MFA Visual Narrative Program for entry into the class starting in June 2014. For more information, please see the links below:
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