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Felice Gittelman, 2020 MFA in Visual Art

Growing up in New York, mixed-media artist Felice Gittelman’s interest in the arts started with weekly trips to the Brooklyn Museum. Frequent youth art classes...

Amber Rose Crowtree, 2017 MFA in Writing

In 2021, Writing alumnx Amber Rose Crowtree ('17) saw the publication of her debut chapbook, Harboring the Imperfect (Dancing Girl Press), and her...

Barbra Yontz, 2004 MFA in Visual Art

“One reason we have done the exhibitions, and I do personal work around these issues, is to humanize people who are incarcerated to those on...

Lou Mathews, 1987 MFA in Writing

MFA in Writing alumnx Lou Mathews was featured in the Los Angeles Times on December 2, 2021. The article by Alex Norcia describes...

Tamara Perkins, 2019 MFA in Film

In the summer of 2021, we spoke to Film ('19) alumnx Tamara Perkins about her media activism and her journey with documentary filmmaking. After the...

Billy Kent, 2021 MFA in Film

During quarantine, Billy Kent (along with Mac Montandon) made a short film series called THE OTHER SIDE, shot entirely on Zoom chats. The series comedically...

John Valadez, 2019 MFA in Film

John Valadez, filmmaker and the director of the Documentary Film program at Michigan State University, has been making and engaged with film for over 25...

Samuél Lopez-Barrantes, 2020 MFA in Writing

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamt of living in Paris,” explains writer, musician, and VCFA alumnx Samuél Lopez-Barrantes ('20). Lopez-Barrantes currently lives and...

Yerania Del Orbe, 2020 MFA in Film

Yerania Del Orbe's short film LA SANTERA was an official selection in the 2020 Lady Filmmakers Festival and semifinalist in the Flickers' Rhode Island International...

Hafid Abdelmoula, 2019 MFA in Film

Writer-Director Hafid Abdelmoula won Best Feature Film in the 2021 Santa Fe Film Festival for BROKEN GAIETE. The film grew from his...