Graphic Design faculty Ziddi Msangi featured in AIGA's Eye on Design

Ziddi explores the boldly patterned textiles of the East African Kanga and their role as communication system among the women who wear them. 

Read the article here

Faculty member Carla Kihlstedt interviewed for VCFA's Art More Than Ever podcast

This episode features host Erica Heilman interviewing songwriter, composer, singer, and violinist Carla Kihlstedt, faculty member in the MFA in Music Composition program. In this fascinating conversation, Carla discusses writing music with her songwriter husband, Matthias Bossi, her most recent song cycle, "Black Inscription," and much more.

VCFA and Vermont Studio Center announce Alumnx Exhibition

Alumnx of VCFA and VSC are invited to submit work to include in a group show juried by Meg Onli, the Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Alumnx is a gender-neutral term that embraces the full spectrum of gender identities within our community.

Writing alumna Robin Oliveira launches her third novel on tour of Pacific Northwest

Robin's debut novel, My Name is Mary Sutter (Viking, 2010), was a New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of I Always Loved You: A Novel (2015).

Check out her schedule of upcoming reading events in the Pacific Northwest through March 30 here.

Writing & Publishing reading hosts Jericho Parms, Julia Shipley & James Scott on February 23

Jericho Parms is the author of Lost Wax (University of Georgia Press). Her essays have appeared in Fourth Genre, The Normal School, Hotel Amerika, American Literary Review, Brevity, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, noted in Best American Essays, and anthologized in Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, and Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays By Women.

VCFA Young Writers Network expands programming thanks to $10,000 NEA grant

Specifically, the VCFA Young Writers Network will use the NEA Challenge Grant to bring author Karuna Riazi to young student writers in Portland, Maine. Riazi and two additional teaching authors will visit middle schools affiliated with Portland’s The Telling Room, a nonprofit literary arts program that seeks to empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world.  

MFA in Music Composition announces winter residency events


VCFA hosts four different ensembles this February, premiering pieces written by our MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music. The ensembles are:

Now accepting applications for the new International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

This global program for writers and writing, with a focus on transnational literature in English and world literature in translation, is the first of its kind in the world. Up to two full-ride scholarships are available annually. You can apply today by following this link

MFA in Visual Art announces winter 2018 residency exhibitions and events

Graduating Student Exhibition – VCFA Gallery

  • Monday, January 29 - Thursday, February 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Gallery may be closed for critiques and reviews as determined by the program. 
  • Opening reception: Sunday, January 28 - 7:30 p.m.

New and Returning Student Exhibitions – Alumni Hall

  • Monday, January 29 – Thursday, February 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Gallery may be closed for critiques and reviews as determined by the program. 
  • Opening reception: Friday, January 26 - 7 p.m. 

Announcing the new Art More Than Ever podcast

Titled Art More Than Ever, the podcast will showcase the breadth of artists VCFA brings to its campus through its nine academic programs.

Art More Than Ever really highlights the best of VCFA. Our artists, writers, designers, musicians, and filmmakers all have stories to tell and experiences to share. These remarkable interviews get to the heart of what drives our artists and what makes VCFA so extraordinary,” said VCFA President Thomas Christopher Greene.