Low-Residency Program

We've designed the MFA in Comics curriculum just for you. This 60-unit, three-year, low-residency program offers the best of the intensive workshop setting, coupled with one-on-one, long-distance mentoring.

Spend one month each summer in beautiful San Francisco, working closely with our faculty in a tight-knit artistic community.

During these summer sessions, courses will include literary comics seminars, craft studios, and workshops that focus on the creative process.

CCA housing is available for the summer session. Learn more »

Summer sessions are followed by individual mentoring with one of our accomplished faculty members as you proceed with your thesis work during the fall and spring semesters.

Sessions

Summer I

Four weeks of intensive workshop, seminar, and studio courses.
Areas of focus: comics theory, tools and techniques, history and cultural impact, special guest workshop

2013 summer course schedule »

Fall & Spring I

One-on-one long-distance mentoring with our faculty and comics industry professionals

Summer II

Four more weeks of intensive workshop, seminar, and studio courses.
Areas of focus: storytelling, advanced tools and techniques, diversity seminar, special guest workshop

Fall & Spring II

One-on-one long-distance mentoring with our faculty and comics industry professionals

Summer III

Four final weeks of intensive workshop, seminar, and studio courses.
Areas of focus: professional practice, publication design, production & distribution, comics pedagogy, special guest workshop

Email a faculty member for additional information.

Housing

MFA summer housing application for the Harriet Street Residences in San Francisco will be available March 15, 2015, for returning and newly admitted MFA in Comics students.
 
Students who submit a complete housing application and refundable damage deposit on or before May 15 will receive priority.
 
Students who submit the housing application and refundable deposit after May 15 will participate in stand-by housing placement. All housing offers will continue to be made until we have reached the housing occupancy for the program.  
 
The cost of housing is $1,130 for the 2015 summer session (plus a $150 damage deposit).
 
Contact Residential Life at housing@cca.edu or 510.594.3722 for additional information.