What will you create here?

Our Unique Model

As the only college devoted exclusively to graduate fine arts education, VCFA offers artists and writers a transformative educational experience and an inclusive creative community.

Academics

VCFA's outstanding faculty and highly individualized curriculum will help you refine your craft, experiment creatively, and develop a meaningful body of work.

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Now accepting applications for Summer 2024.

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. Learn More>>

Our Programs

VCFA’s unparalleled programs and highly individualized curriculum will help you refine your craft and develop a meaningful body of work.

Artists, whether they’re practicing in the visual arts or the narrative arts, are storytellers and sense-makers. I think it’s the artists who propel us to envision a more perfect world.
Leslie Ward | President Emeritus

By the Numbers

VCFA’s six widely acclaimed programs offer graduate degrees in a wide range of arts disciplines. A few other notable numbers:

3975
alumnx across the US and around the world
5:1
maximum student-to-faculty ratio
$1M+
in scholarships awarded annually

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.