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MFA Visual Narrative Calendar | Fall & Winter ’23 – ’24

Applications for Summer ’24 are now open!

We’re excited about the upcoming fall and winter season. If you’re interested in finding out more information about the program, applying, or meeting students and alumni to hear about their experiences, we encourage you to attend one or more of the following events.

We’ll be hosting two main events that are designed to answer your questions about the program:

Info Session November 9, 8-9:30PM ET Come join Nathan Fox, Chair of MFA Visual Narrative for this informal, informative, and interactive online presentation, along with alums, students and faculty. Potential students will learn about the MFAVN curriculum and our philosophy and approach to visual storytelling, meet faculty members and hear from current students and alumni, and discover all that the evolutionary low-residency program has to offer. Attendees will receive an $80 application fee waiver when they apply for Summer 2024 admission. Registration is required. 

Alumni Panel Dec 7, 8-9:30PM ET Hear directly from students and alumni about the only MFA program that puts the art and language of storytelling first.  At MFAVN, each student’s unique approach to story is cultivated to sharpen their story-development skills, elevating their creative process and advancing their professional practice. Students and alumni will speak about our impact on their storycraft and the discovery and development of their personal voice. Attendees will receive an $80 application fee waiver when they apply for Summer 2024  admission. Registration is required.


Q&As with Nathan Fox are the perfect way to ask questions as you work through the application process. We’ll hold several sessions through the winter. Click the date that works for you to RSVP.

December 14, 12PM – 1PM ET 

December 20, 8PM – 9PM ET 

January 4, 2024, 12PM – 1PM ET 

January 4, 2024, 8PM – 9PM ET 

January 11, 2024, 12PM – 1PM ET 

January 11, 2024, 8PM – 9PM ET

February 1, 2024, 12PM – 1PM ET

February 1, 2024, 8PM – 9PM ET

February 8, 2024, 12PM – 1PM ET

February 8, 2024, 8PM – 9PM ET

February 12, 2024, 12PM – 1PM ET

February 12, 2024, 8PM – 9PM ET


Other opportunities to meet and talk with members of the MFAVN community are listed below:

MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) September 30 to October 1. Table 28.

New York Comic Con October 12 to October 15. Look for MFAVN Chair Nathan Fox, in Artists Alley at Table B24. 


We’ll be participating in this year’s National Graduate Portfolio Day. You’ll find us at the virtual portfolio reviews, as well as in-person at the Chicago and NYC events. Registration is required for all NGPD events.

Virtual event, Saturday, September 30, 1PM – 5PM ET

New York City event, Sunday, October 15, 12PM – 4PM ET

Chicago event, Saturday, October 21, 10AM – 2PM CT

Virtual event, Sunday, November 19, 12PM – 4PM ET


Nathan Fox is headed to Atlanta! He’ll be making several school visits as well as participating in the SVA Graduate Admissions Forum, which is open to the public.

Kennesaw State University, School of Art & Design, Tuesday, November 14.

Clark University, Thursday, November 16.

SVA Graduate Admissions Forum at Woodruff Arts Center, Friday, November 17, 6:30PM – 8:30PM ET. Open to the public, registration required.


We look forward to meeting you and seeing your work.