It's impossible to describe what happens in Vermont. But a deep debt of gratitude keeps me trying.
Juliet Davis | 2004 MFA in Visual Art

The Low-Residency Experience

We know art doesn’t exist in a void but within a social context, so the low-residency structure works with your life as it is. Learn why a low-residency MFA is right for you.

Plan a Visit

Want to learn more about VCFA? Come visit! You can talk to an admissions counselor, check out our facilities, explore Montpelier, and start planning your self-designed learning program.

Art on Campus

Check out current and past shows in the VCFA Exhibition Series, featured art around campus, and more. (At right: work by alumnx Corey Pickett and A_Marcel from Either I Woke Up, or Come Back to This Earth, winter/spring 2020.)

On-Campus Facilities

Our Vermont campus offers everything you need for a successful academic experience: space for learning, socialization, and downtime; delicious, nourishing meals; technology and connectivity. It’s a place to call home.

Rent Our Facilities

Located just blocks from downtown Montpelier and less than three hours from Boston and Montreal, Vermont College of Fine Arts’ historic campus hosts hundreds of conferences, retreats, meetings, and special events each year.

Ghost of VCFA

Anna is VCFA’s oldest (and most paranormal) resident. Some say she’s been haunting College Hall since her untimely death in 1897. Café Anna, our on-campus eatery, keeps her name alive.

By the Numbers

Our students thrive in the progressive and transformative educational environment at VCFA.

academic programs, both low-residency and residential
acres of campus property in Vermont's capital city
years as an independent institution


We can help you transform your creative and career goals into reality.