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We are a national center for graduate fine arts education with a unique practice-based learning model, internationally renowned faculty, and a range of delivery models — from intensive retreats to fully residential programs.

News

Founding Faculty Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter Creates Arts Curriculum in Response to Global Water Crisis

VCFA Founding faculty member B. Stephen Carpenter II was awarded a 2014 Research Grant from The Africana Research Center at Penn State.

Founding Early Childhood/Elementary Methods Faculty Marla McLean Participates in Process and Purpose

Early Childhood/Elementary Methods Faculty Marla McLean, while a full time teacher at District of Columbia’s only public Reggio Emilia inspired elementary school, found the time to participate in 6 exhibitions this Fall, showing her work all around the region as well as internationally.

Will Contino Participating in Upcoming Exhibition, Opening January 31

Will Contino, workshop faculty for Printmaking/Expanded Media, has been busy with several shows this fall, and upcoming shows this winter.

A Look into the Making of the National Core Media Standards with Founding Faculty Dain Olsen

The National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture have published an online conversation Dain Olson titled

Founding Faculty Dr. Kim Cosier Receives Large Scale Grant Funding for Arts Education in Milwaukee

Dr. Kim cosier and colleagues from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee receive large scale renewalble grant funding for a region wide arts education initiative.

Events

MFA in Visual Art Residency

Students present their critical and studio practices to each other, to faculty, and to visiting artists while planning their next non-residential period of study.

MFA in Music Composition Residency

During each seven-day on-campus residency, students are immersed in workshops, lectures, master-classes, rehearsals, and performances.

MFA in Graphic Design Residency

During weeklong residencies on our campus, students attend lectures, critiques, workshops, exhibitions, and discussions, all the while surrounded by a community of designers dedicated to rigorous inquiry and bold exploration of the discipline.

MFA in Film Residency

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

Spotlights

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.

Feather Systems & Pulsating Apples: Dan Schrecker Discusses Visual Effects for NOAH

In a recent interview with AWN.COM, the leading website for animation and visual effects news, Dan Schrecker, Faculty, MFA in Film and veteran visual effects supervisor for LOOK Effects, discussed his company's role in bringing to life the stunning graphics of Darren Aronofsky's latest movie,...

Out of Context, Into Function: Todd Baldwin, '10 VA

Artist Todd Baldwin, a 2010 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts, approaches making art through the challenge of pushing discarded materials out of context and into functioning as art.

Endless Possibilities with Limited Means: Denise Karabinus' Artistic Collaborations in India

Artist Denise Karabinus, a 2009 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts, recently returned from a powerful experience at Project Gram in Paradsinga, India, as one of ten artists collaborating the GRAM  International Artist Residency in Community Projects. 

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