Two MFA in Graphic Design students win GDUSA Student Design Awards

Luke DormanThis is the inaugural year for GDUSA’s new student awards. The magazine received 500 entries and picked 50 winners. 

Annual Writing for Children & Young Adults alumni auction coming June 16

Mini-resEach year, we host an auction to raise money during the WCYA Alumni Mini Residency for the VCFA Fund and for scholarships for WCYA students. Visit to check out over 40 incredible items, including vacation getaways, manuscript critiques, food and wine packages, signed books, and so much more.

MFA in Writing Alumna Wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

Patricia Spears JonesIn selecting Spears Jones, the panel described her poems as "made of fever, bones, and breath." Spears Jones, the judges said, "has steadily and quietly enriched the American poetic tradition with sophisticated and moving poems. More of us should know who she is, and even more should read her."

MFA in Graphic Design April 2017 Residency Events Open to the Public

Public Lecture by Visiting Guest Designer Andrew Blauvelt: "Designer as Author, Editor, and Curator"

  • Monday, April 10 
  • 6:15-7 pm 
  • Noble Lounge
  • Free & open to the public

Summary: This talk will focus on recent projects involving aspects of all of these varied and overlapping roles, including the exhibitions and publications Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for UtopiaGraphic Design: Now in Production, and the book Parallel Cities: The Multilevel Metropolis

VCFA to host Democracy Now! event on April 26

Democracy NowBear Pond Books will be selling copies of the new book Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America during the event. 

The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trump’s rise to power did not materialize overnight. Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour, and in this book.

MFA in Music Composition offering free portfolio reviews for composers

bannerThe submission period runs until April 20, 2017. One of our faculty members with VCFA’s MFA in Music Composition program will review each portfolio and offer suggestions, critique, and responses to specific pieces by early May.

Kat Wright to perform at third Vermont Book Award Gala

Kat WrightTickets are $45 and are currently on sale for what will be an electrifying evening of literature and music at VCFA. 

Artists Development Fund receives $1 million gift

ADF cover“I am delighted to announce our second $1 million gift to the Artists Development Fund, which has become the most important way we financially support emerging writers, visual artists, graphic designers, teachers, musicians, and filmmakers who are looking to further their education with an advanced degree.

Summer Studio Intensives announced for middle and high school students

MAT CampThe summer Studio Intensives are geared toward any middle school or high school student that is interested in developing a creative portfolio, learning new techniques, and exploring ways to express personal and social visions. Emphasis in both Intensives is on experimentation, personal expression and developing conceptual content. Enrollment is application based, and capped at 15 students per studio.