The Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) MFA in Writing Program offers degree tracks in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as a secondary concentration in translation. Established in 1981, the program was one of the first low-residency programs to offer writers the opportunity to earn an MFA degree through study with accomplished authors and teachers without leaving their communities, families, or jobs. Unlike traditional residential programs, which require you to live elsewhere for two years, ours brings you together with other writers twice each year for intensive 10-day residencies. Because your classmates come from every corner of the United States, the diversity of perspectives, attitudes, and voices is exceptional. After each residency, you return home to complete your semester of self-designed study while working independently under the guidance of a faculty member. In 2011 Poets & Writers ranked VCFA's MFA in Writing program the #1 low-residency writing program in the country and in the July 2007 issue of Atlantic Monthly, writer Edward J. Delaney named it among the strongest low-residency MFA programs in the United States.
Vermont College of Fine Arts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:Commission on Institutions of Higher EducationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges209 Burlington RoadBedford, MA 01730-1433Phone: 781-271-0022
International Student Requirements:
Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications from international students. As an international student, there are immigration regulations under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) you will need to follow in order to enter the U.S. for each 10-day residency. See the website or contact Admissions for additional information.