M.A. in Visual Narrative

The M.A. in Visual Narrative program is a 30-credit program designed for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the production of evocative visual narratives. The curriculum combines writing, history and technique-based courses with a focus on students publishing and promoting their work. Students explore storytelling strategies, illustration methods, character development and scriptwriting. In the second year students create a thesis proposal, which culminates in a final project. The thesis project is then curated and/or published as an advanced visual narrative work.

Curriculum

Fall Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
VIS731 History of Visual Story Telling 3
VIS711 Storyboarding 3
VIS721 Narrative Writing 3

Spring Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
VIS M.A. Elective 3
VIS741 Character Development 3
VIS722 Drawing Strategies for Visual Narrative 3

Summer Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
VIS M.A. Elective 3
VIS742 Advanced Illustration Techniques 3

Fall Semester

NUMBER NAME CR.
VIS799 Thesis Project 6

Electives

NUMBER NAME CR.
VIS743 Advanced Digital Illustration Techniques 3
VIS751 Professional Practices 3
VIS752 Selling Your Story 3
VIS761 Letters and Image 3
VIS771 Children’s Book Illustration 3
VIS781 Advanced Printing Techniques 3
VIS791 Japanese Animation 3
VIS795 Field Trip and Visitors 3