Vermont College of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts Programs

Master of Fine Arts in Film


36 College Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Fine Arts

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Film School for Independent Filmmakers. The MFA in Film degree at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) joins a distinguished portfolio of fine arts graduate programs at this national center for graduate arts education. With its highly regarded faculty and smart, engaged students, VCFA balances its historic strengths with an inspiring trajectory to establish new standards for graduate education in the twenty-first century. The MFA in Film is uniquely designed for independent filmmakers and screenwriters, who wish to refine their craft, develop a body of work, explore new approaches and technologies, and build professional relationships through an individualized curriculum. A different approach to graduate education. Unlike traditional residential models, our low-residency format brings faculty and students together for week-long, on-campus residencies in Montpelier, Vermont. These intensive residencies feature workshops, presentations, screenings and collaborations. When not in residency and throughout two years and four semesters of study, our faculty of highly accomplished filmmakers and screenwriters provide one-on-one guidance as students create work in their home communities. Students always take an active role in shaping their own curriculum while participating in a sustained dialogue with experienced filmmakers of national reputation. At VCFA, fruitful learning is year-round.


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 Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges 209 Burlington Road Bedford, MA 01730-1433 Phone: 781-271-0022 E-mail: Web address:

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 residency. See the VCFA website for more details or contact Admissions.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 19136 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 19136 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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