Our faculty is a distinguished team of professional designers whose work is shown internationally, appearing regularly in leading graphic design publications and forums. They are also award-winning teachers, critics, writers, and consultants. Socially active and environmentally engaged, they approach design through the lenses of ethnography, narrative, identity, new multi-media arts, and many other perspectives. They are equally versed in critical theory and professional practice. In particular, they enjoy the creative, productive synergy that flows from their combined academic and professional careers.
Drawn to VCFA by its history of excellence in low-residency graduate education, they see a unique value in this model for students of graphic design. To them, it offers practical training in the kind of distance collaboration that characterizes the contemporary, global culture of graphic design and allows them to engage students as professional partners.
Silas Munro, Program Chair