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Visual Art Alumna ('03) Joan Grubin at Schema Projects and Curator’s Gallery in New York

Joan's work is featured in a group exhibition of 3-D paper work emphasizing color at Schema Projects in Bushwick and she will also be participating in an upcoming group show, "Musing Metallic" at the Curator’s Gallery.

MFA-V Co-Chair and Ultra-Red Sound Collective Member, Dont Rhine, Presents During S/N Event at The Kitchen

S/N explores the complex dynamics of sound, in particular its tendency to exceed, disrupt, or evade attempts at its capture.

MFA-V Co-Chair and Faculty Luis Jacob Presents "This is Paradise: Art and Artists in Toronto"

This is Paradise: Art and Artists in Toronto

Thursday May 28 – Sunday May 31, 2015

MFA-V Application Extended Deadline for Summer 2015

The MFA in Visual Art program has extended its deadline for the Summer 2015 residency (July 23-August 1).

MFA-V Artist Teacher, B. Wurtz Presents "Four Collections" at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

B. Wurtz
Four Collections
May 3 to October 25, 2015


MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Alumni/ae Mini-Residency

The mini residency combines elements of an alumni reunion, professional networking event, and a shortened version of the traditional VCFA residency.

MFA in Writing Residency

A ten-day, on-campus residency followed by a six-month semester of self-created study, supported and guided by a faculty mentor.

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults (WCYA) Residency

The ten-day residency includes workshops, lectures, panels, discussions, and readings by faculty, graduating students, and visiting writers and illustrators.

Postgraduate Writers' Conference

The annual Postgraduate Writers' Conference at VCFA thrives as a haven for serious, emerging practitioners seeking to connect and recharge, and lift their process and craft to new levels.


Press On!

VCFA student Erin Beckloff has successfully funded her documentary on Letterpress through Kickstarter for her documentary film Pressing On — a documentary about the survival of letterpress and the remarkable printers who preserve the history and knowledge of the craft.

The MFA Visual Art Program Presents, "HERE," a Zine Featuring Art and Writing By Student, Faculty, Alumni, and Artist-Teachers

HERE brings together conversations within and across the multiple heres in which we transform our lives as artists, educators, social-citizens, lovers, loners, and cultural workers.

“The New Yorker Presents” an Interview with MFA in Writing Poetry Faculty Matthew Dickman

Dickman is the author of All-American Poem, 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver.

Graphic Design Faculty, Bethany Koby, in Wired mag's "World's Leading Designers"

Wired’s online mag features GD faculty member, Bethany Koby, in a recent interview, “9 of the World’s Leading Designers Talk About What Matters NOW.”

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.