The nation’s first low-residency MFA in Film takes full advantage of the tremendous changes occurring in funding, production, and distribution of independent film and emerging innovative forms. The Master of Fine Arts in Film allows for emerging independent filmmakers to go work in narrative, documentary, animation, transmedia, and screenwriting without having to declare a specialization. Students are encouraged to try new approaches to their story telling, embrace novel methods and approaches, while refining their creative voice and deepening their understanding of film language and the power of story.
Students meet on the beautiful VCFA campus in the heart of historic Montpelier, Vermont twice a year for intensive seven-day residencies, where they take part in master classes, critiques, lectures, research and dialogue with faculty, peers, and visiting filmmakers and screenwriters. Residencies offers students the time and space away from daily concerns to reflect upon and discuss artistic practice with a close community of independent filmmakers, who continue to collaborate, and to support, challenge, and inspire one another long past graduation.
Following residency, students return home ready to embark on the work of the semester, a self-designed, project-based course of study crafted in consultation with our nationally recognized film faculty. Student learning is supported throughout the semester via monthly in-depth exchanges with faculty mentors. The VCFA one-on-one mentorship model ensures that the primary focus of each student’s education is the student’s own creative work, supported by relevant research and analysis.
November 1, 2013
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October 14, 2013
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September 4, 2013
Vermont College of Fine Arts is one of the proud sponsors of the 2013 Online New England Film...
July 2, 2013
The MFA in Film was pleased to sponsor the Northside Film Festival's "DIY Competition" this...
June 13, 2013
The MFA in Film program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts is delighted to announce the...
October 17, 2013
Now in its eighth year, the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival is firmly dedicated to its own past...
August 1, 2013
In her new documentary, Nina Davenport, Faculty, MFA in Film, turns the camera on herself.
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