How does this change affect my potential education at Vermont College of Fine Arts?

We are confident that this new home for residencies will not only expand the educational opportunities that we are able to offer students of our individual MFA programs, but also the depth and richness of the full VCFA community that will result in our programs gathering at the same time.

Summer residencies at Colorado College will showcase the dynamic work of artists from all six of VCFA’s academic programs, with a rich mix of art and design exhibitions, film screenings, music performances, readings, lectures, and more. These concurrent residencies will provide excellent opportunities for VCFA students to connect with current students, faculty, alumnx, and guests across all VCFA programs.

Will I start my MFA in Vermont or Colorado?

Beginning summer 2023, all new students in all programs will attend summer residencies in Colorado.

What will happen during the winter residencies?

Winter residencies for the 2022–2023 year will take place on VCFA’s Montpelier campus as previously scheduled. Moving forward, we are planning winter residencies to be held remotely. We are also working with faculty to explore in-person winter residency options for each program. As these offerings take shape, we will be in contact with students. It is our hope to provide options for winter 2024, however these offerings cannot be guaranteed at this time.

Will my degree be from VCFA or Colorado College?

All degrees will continue to be conferred by Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Who receives my tuition? Will I be paying Colorado College?

No. Students will be exclusively enrolled at VCFA, and all tuition dollars will continue to go directly to Vermont College of Fine Arts.