MFA in Comics Is a 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

CCA housing applications for the Harriet Street Residences, in San Francisco, will be emailed to all returning and newly admitted MFA Comics students March 3. Applications will be accepted through May 15.

The cost of housing is $1,100 for the 2014 summer session, plus a refundable damage deposit of $150. Housing is guaranteed for the 2014 summer session if the housing application and full payment of housing fees are received prior to or on May 15.

Email Office of Residential Life at housing@cca.edu for additional information.