Christina currently teaches in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts, an interdisciplinary program focused on storytelling. Since 2016 she has worked with filmmakers, animators, game-creators, comics, and children's book writers on their thesis work. Before coming to SVA she was awarded a graduate teaching fellowship, teaching acting to undergraduates at Brooklyn College.
Currently enrolling a Continuing Education class Visual Narrative Studio: Concept to Prototype. This course builds on the interdisciplinary structure of the Visual Narrative program, bringing storytellers of any medium together to hone the early stages of their work. The only pre requisite is an idea, the class will work from outline to first draft of the story. and the production plan. The emphasis is on building a cohort through peer critique. Each class will focus on a mix of theory, discussion, and work sharing. This class is a revamped and more structured version of "Architecting the Story" previously offered through SVA CE.
From former students
"If you have a story that you want to tell--whether it be visual, motion, or of the written word--Architecting the Story is the perfect course to develop it. Instructor Christina Roussos lends her keen eye and expertise to each student's project, and provides a safe and constructive classroom environment, offering substantive and collaborative feedback to ultimately produce the best product, at your own pace."
"Christina Roussos is assertive and insightful when giving constructive feedback. She also leads the class well into organized and useful discussions based on Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process. This was a breath of fresh air for me, for I have had more than one graduate class where "anything goes" in terms of discussion."
"(We) could not have come together in all its girl badassery, paper puppetry, bone-jarring and dark comedic goodness without the “Architecting the Story” class and Christinas’ expert and humor filled guidance!"
"Christina not only met us where we were in terms of concept, content, and form, but also encouraged us get to where we wanted to be. She didn't shy away from complex or dark topics, which we super appreciated. The guests she brought in all had valuable insights to share about their respective fields, and the class structure enabled us to really engage with the other students' work and share and receive feedback that was useful."