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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 Mathews's work,…

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 thesis work in…

Alla Kovgan, 2020 MFA in Film

Alla Kovgan is a Boston-based filmmaker, born in Moscow, Russia. Her films have been presented worldwide. Since 1999, Alla has been involved with interdisciplinary collaborations,…

Sarah Flood-Baumann, 2016 MFA in Graphic Design

Graphic Design alumnx Sarah Flood-Baumann (’16) is the recipient of the 2020 PRINT Editor’s Choice Award for her design package, “No Justice, No Peace,” for Louisville…

Sandra Nickel, 2012 MFA in WCYA

Only a few months into 2021, Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx Sandra Nickel has already received numerous accolades for her recent nonfiction picture…