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Allison Adelle Hedge Coke Joining the MFA in Writing & Publishing Faculty

VCFA is honored and thrilled to announce that Allison Adelle Hedge Coke has joined our MFA in Writing & Publishing faculty.

What Does Art Add? A Group Show With MFA-V Alumni

What do artists bring to our understanding of the more-than-human world? In his book Artist|Animal, Steve Baker investigates the work of contemporary artists who focus on animal life in ways that move beyond the romanticized, sentimental or objectified images that have permeated centuries of human-centered attitudes toward other animals.

MFA-V Alumna, Linda King-Ferguson, at Cathouse FUNeral Art Gallery

MFA-V '12 alumna, Linda King-Ferguson, will be Artist-in-Residence for April 15-May 15, 2015 at Cathouse FUNeral Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

Video Explores the MFA in Music Composition Program at VCFA

Students and musicians describe the dynamic and supportive community of the MFA in Music Composition program at Vermont College of Fine Arts in this video by Corey Hendrickson.

Material Reflections: New work by Emily Lanctot and Lisa Lenarz, MFA-V Alumnae

Blend Studio in Nashville, TN: April 4,2015 – April 25, 2015


Bernard Cooper Celebrates A Book Release and Exhibition

Kudos to Bernard Cooper for mounting a museum exhibition and book launch at Miami Dade College for "My Avant-Garde Education." Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/o8ktkkd

MFA in Film Residency

Students, faculty, and visiting artists convene for an intense period of workshops, screenings, critiques, lectures, research, and dialogue.

Novel Retreat

Readings, presentations, and faculty mentorships in which full-length manuscript critiques are available are the centerpieces of this special week devoted solely to full immersion novel writing.

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Alumni/ae Mini-Residency

The mini residency combines elements of an alumni reunion, professional networking event, and a shortened version of the traditional VCFA residency.


The MFA Visual Art Program Presents, "HERE," a Zine Featuring Art and Writing By Student, Faculty, Alumni, and Artist-Teachers

HERE brings together conversations within and across the multiple heres in which we transform our lives as artists, educators, social-citizens, lovers, loners, and cultural workers.

“The New Yorker Presents” an Interview with MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Matthew Dickman

Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver.

Graphic Design Faculty, Bethany Koby, in Wired mag's "World's Leading Designers"

Wired’s online mag features GD faculty member, Bethany Koby, in a recent interview, “9 of the World’s Leading Designers Talk About What Matters NOW.”

High Musicianship without Ego: Dawn Clement, '15 MC

Current student in the MFA in Music Composition Dawn Clement described in a recent interview that she's having an identity crisis. Known as a jazz piano player for years, she's shifting into pop/singer-songwriter territory in her latest album Tempest/Cobalt.

Exploring Rural Reinvention & Transformation: Allison Otto's Interactive Documentary 'Bisbee'

Filmmaker Allison Otto, a current student in the MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts, is busy weaving together history, community participation, and storytelling in her documentary film Bisbee.