As the only college devoted exclusively to graduate fine arts education, VCFA offers artists and writers a transformative and progressive educational experience.
Our Mission & Values
We are a global community of artists continuously redefining what it means to be an arts college. We measure success by our ability to foster the excellence of emerging and established practitioners.
We believe in collaborative leadership that considers and values all the voices in our global community.
Vermont College of Fine Arts sits in N’dakinna, the ancestral and unceded land of the traditional caretakers of Vermont lands and waters, the Western Abenaki people.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At VCFA, we are committed to working in partnership with all members of our college and the external community to build and sustain a welcoming and inclusive environment.
(featured work by Ross Sheehan, ’20 VA)
VCFA at a Glance
General information about our degree programs, scholarships, student population, tuition costs, graduation and retention rates, student success, and more.
Vermont College of Fine Arts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).
Honorary degrees at VCFA are awarded to formally recognize and honor living, distinguished artists, arts educators, and patrons of the arts, as well as exemplary service to the college. Learn more about our process and recipients.
(featured work by Mary Hanrahan, ’13 GD)
For the last 175 years, VCFA’s campus has been a pillar institution in Vermont, serving thousands of students from across the country.
Faculty & Staff
Diverse and accomplished, our faculty are working professionals who provide one-on-one mentorship, helping students refine their craft, create a body of work, and develop a distinctive artistic vision.
Jobs at VCFA
Named one of the “Best Places To Work in Vermont” for the past six years, VCFA prides itself on being the arts hub of central Vermont and one of the biggest and best employers in this remarkable small city.
Want to get in touch?
To learn more about the VCFA experience and our commitment to transforming arts education, reach out to our team.
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