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"A City in Maps," by Artist-in-Residence Lauren Bartone, Recent VCFA MFA-V Graduate

Recent VCFA MFA-V graduate, Lauren Barone awarded de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco, CA.

Exhibit open at Miranda Arts Project curated by VCFA MFA-V Alumna Patricia Miranda

Miranda Arts Project Space presents Liminal: Lou Hicks and Teresa Waterman, an exhibition of new paintings and prints by Lou Hicks and Teresa Waterman.

Mythologies Exhibit: Including MFA-V alums and Artist-Teachers

Exhibit to open at Landmark College Fine Arts featuring work from VCFA alumni and Artist-Teachers and curated by VCFA MFA-V faculty, Humberto Ramirez.

Winter 2015 Residency public events!

VCFA morphs into a Music Festival the week of February 8-14, when the MFA in Music Composition program is here!

MFA in Film Faculty Cherien Dabis Wins Creative Capital Award

MFA in Film faculty member Cherien Dabis wins a 2015 Creative Capital Award in the category of Moving Image for her immersive cinematic experience, "No End in Sight."


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

Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

A working weekend for the serious writer of middle-grade and young adult books, the Writing Novels for Young People Retreat is an opportunity for alumni to return home to VCFA and for all writers to take their novels to the next level.

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.


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.