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Illustration as Visual Essay

School of Visual Arts

12 months
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48600 USD/year
48600 USD/year
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About

The innovative Illustration as Visual Essay program at School of Visual Arts, established in 1984, is deliberately designed as a full contact program for figurative artists. 

Overview

We ask a great deal from you, beginning with a commitment to be fully engaged in the art of storytelling. This means developing your writing as well as your visual skills. In return, we offer focused personal attention to deepening your intellectual artistic process as well as developing your individual talents in drawing and painting.

Why We Stand Out:

  • Develop your personal vision in our highly selective program
  • Classroom-based curriculum, where close interaction between faculty and other classmates is an essential part of the creative process of the program
  • New York City’s diverse and celebrated professional world provides mentors, guest lecturers, advisors and faculty

More About the Department

We believe this Illustration as Visual Essay program at School of Visual Arts is as unique as it is revolutionary. It redefines how figurative artists see their work and how that art finds its way into the world of commerce—fine art, illustration and publication. It begins with developing a personal vision. Vision is not style. Whether the work is tightly rendered, loose, more or less expressive or Photoshopped, we help you to achieve personal content in your work—to tell your story as only you can. When your “style” is personal content, the images you make can only be original.

The program is difficult, demanding and highly selective. At the same time, it is an opportunity to be with exceptional artists like yourself exchanging ideas and sharing information, as well as simply hanging out.

Each class becomes a community of figurative artists whose interest in storytelling encompasses all 21st-century media: graphic and illustrated novels, children’s books, comic books, and painting series for gallery walls. But, when you tap into your personal vision and find your own stories, the applications for the work flow naturally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • We focus on teaching how to combine words with images, continually refining and re-defining your personal vision. Our faculty is made up of illustrators, fine artists, computer artists, writers, art historians and art directors. 
  • The contact with faculty is personal, constant and intense. We accept only 20 students per year in the two-year program. It is a classroom-based curriculum, unlike many graduate programs where students work independently with scheduled faculty oversight. 
  • Close interaction between faculty and student, as well as with other classmates, is an essential part of the creative process that is our program.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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