MFA in Writing & Publishing

The Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California has moved to its new address and new name at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Building on VCFA’s long tradition of excellence as a top graduate college for arts education, the MFA in Writing & Publishing combines the best of VCFA and USC to create a distinguished two-year residential MFA program.

Live the writer’s life:

  • Launch your professional career in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for stage and screen, or new media.
  • Build a network of writers, editors, and publishers, dedicated to the art and business of literature.
  • Study with a core team of nationally acclaimed writing faculty, and incorporate the expertise of visiting writers and playwrights, editors and publishers.
  • Explore new platforms for collaboration, publication, promotion, and distribution using today’s technologies.
  • Combine a challenging model of student-centered fine arts education with industry-forward focus on the business of writing.
  • Enjoy year-round engagement with the arts on our historic campus in the heart of Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Find inspiration in cross-disciplinary avenues by attending lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances during our film, visual art, graphic design, music composition, writing, and writing-for-children residencies.

Learn more about the differences between the MFA in Writing & Publishing and the MFA in Writing.

Have a particular question/concern? Contact program director Trinie Dalton, or David Markow, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid for more information.

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