Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education

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Believe in the power of the arts to transform. Inspire the next generation.

Our two-year low-residency Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) is for artists and designers who want to become licensed PK-12 teachers. Our one-year low-residency Master of Arts in Art & Design Education (MAADE) is for licensed educators who want to enhance their practice and earn an advanced degree.

Our Art Education programs offer month-long summer residencies on VCFA’s beautiful Montpelier campus, along with ongoing coursework and mentorship throughout the year. The low-residency model allows students to earn advanced degrees without leaving the communities where they live and work.

Our graduate students come to us with diverse artistic backgrounds. What they have in common is a desire to share their artistic passions, a belief in the transformative power of art, and a need for an affordable, flexible graduate education.

Now is the time to inspire the artists, designers, visual thinkers and creative problem solvers of tomorrow.

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VCFA/VSC Alumnx Exhibition announces artists

VCFA and the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) are thrilled to announce the artists included in the...