We believe the arts are central to the human experience.

Our Mission & Values

VCFA is a global community of artists continuously redefining what it means to be an arts college. We measure our success by our ability to foster the excellence of emerging and established practitioners.

Our Programs

VCFA’s unparalleled programs and highly individualized curriculum will help you refine your craft and develop a meaningful body of work.

By the Numbers

VCFA’s nine widely acclaimed programs (eight low-residency and one residential) offer graduate degrees in a wide range of arts disciplines. A few other notable numbers:

3772
alumnx across the US and around the world
5:1
maximum student-to-faculty ratio
$1M+
in scholarships awarded annually
Artists, whether they’re practicing in the visual arts or the narrative arts, are storytellers and sense-makers. I think it’s the artists who propel us to envision a more perfect world.
Leslie Ward | Interim President and President-Elect

The VCFA Experience

VCFA offers low-residency and fully residential study options for all kinds of learners. Visit our campus to see how you can take your work to the next level and earn your MFA or MA in a welcoming, committed community of artists. Or, let us host your event!

Diversity & Inclusion

At VCFA, we are committed to collaborating with our full community to build and sustain a welcoming, inclusive environment.

Support VCFA

Does art matter? We think so.

As VCFA sets new standards for graduate education in the 21st-century, we ask for your support.