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:

3698
alumni across the US and around the world
5:1
maximum student-to-faculty ratio
$1M+
in scholarships awarded annually
Artists take the ineffable, wrestle it to the ground, and make it understandable for others. This, more than anything, speaks to the heart of our mission here at VCFA.
Thomas Christopher Greene | President

What is Low-Residency?

Low-residency works with your life as it is. You don’t have to change your job, family responsibilities, and community involvement to earn your master’s degree at VCFA.

Experience VCFA

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.