Vermont College of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts Programs

MFA in Music Composition


36 College Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFA in Music Composition

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Vermont College of Fine Art’s MFA Program in Music Composition invites musicians to infuse their creativity with new energy and ideas, enriching their vitality as artists and redefining themselves as composers. The program carves out space in the lives of professional musicians and music teachers for inquiry and experimentation as well as research and critique, making room for both the exploration and the refinement of their craft. Students not only produce work but also hear and share the music they write with a supportive, engaged community of peers and distinguished faculty. Through the program’s low-residency, self-designed study model, students define their own paths in Contemporary Composition, Electronic Music, Jazz, Scoring for Media, or Songwriting, simultaneously engaged in their working lives and their artistic practice.


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: 781-271-0022E-mail:

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. Please see the website or contact Admissions for more information.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

In State Tuition (per year): 19500 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 19500 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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