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Alumnus Chip Rutan Awarded Artist Fellowship

Chip Rutan, ’15 VA, was awarded a non-matching grant from the Connecticut Arts Council of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts.

Visual Art Alumnus Matthew Whitney: A Line Amongst Other Lines

A Line Amongst Other Lines is an exhibit of personal cartography documenting his walks through the streets of Seattle.

Work/Love MFA-V Alumna Lu Heintz

MFA-V Alumna Lu Heintz Presents Work/Love at Keene State College.

Congratulations to Hunger Mountain Notables

Congrats to Hunger Mountain authors and editors who have been named notables in Best American Essays 2015 and Best Nonrequired Reading 2015.

Fall 2015 Graphic Design Thesis Class Launches Website of Their Work

Check out the accomplished work of graduating thesis students from the MFA in Graphic Design Program at VCFA here: http://blend.vcfa.edu.


MFA in Graphic Design Fall Residency

During the weeklong residency, 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.

New Primitive Swiss Design: Visions of Exoticism: Public Lecture

Join us for a public graphic design lecture with David Schatz and Sereina Rothenberger, designers based in Zurich, Switzerland, for an exploration of finding your visual language.

100 Years of Title Design: Ian Albinson

Ian Albinson, Motion Graphics expert based in Vermont, explores the vast field of title sequences in film, television, video games, conferences, and more.

Public Graphic Design Lecture: "Friendly with the Unknown"

Join Designer and Critic Gail Swanlund from CalArts for her discussion of finding generative strategies for working creatively as a designer.


Redefining Indie: The Interviews

Coming soon.

Damali Abrams, Visual Art Alumna ‘08, Accepted to the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program

The Independent Study Program is a one-year program that includes many influential artists, art historians, and critics and involves the reading of theory.

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.