Vermont College of Fine Arts - Master's Degree

Vermont College of Fine Arts is a national center for graduate fine arts education with a unique practice-based learning model, internationally renowned faculty, and a range of delivery models — including low residency, intensive conference retreats, and fully residential programs.

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As the only college devoted exclusively to fine arts education, Vermont College of Fine Arts, offers writers, teachers and artists of all kinds a transformative and progressive educational experience through its seven acclaimed MFA programs and a unique MAT/MA graduate program in Art & Design Education. VCFA’s rigorous educational model, based on individualized apprenticeship and one-on-one mentoring with nationally recognized faculty, propels its students into unexplored artistic territory.

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  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 22,790 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 22,362 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Journalism

    USD 20,528 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Music

    USD 22,790 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Photography

    USD 22,790 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • 36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

    Teaching

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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    Established in 2008

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    VCFA educates emerging and established artists through Master of Fine Arts degrees in the following fields: Writing, Visual Art, Music Composition, Graphic Design and Film; Writing and Publishing; and Teaching in Art and Design Education.

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        36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, United States

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          • Testimony
            2014-2016, MFA Film

            I never thought that low Residency could be so rewarding but my work at VCFA has been a positive experience. I high recommend the program to anyone who wants to pursue an MFA in Film but perhaps does not have time to go to a traditional program.

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            Not only is VCFA's faculty filled with fantastic writers, but the low residency format allows me to continue writing and working in the "real" world.