in residence VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS ALUMNI MAGAZINE - Ten Years / 2018
VCFA 10TH ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE
VCFA is founded with the purchase of the physical Montpelier campus and three MFA programs (Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, and Visual Art) from Union Institute & University; it is renamed to reflect a new iteration of the former Vermont College
VCFA begins its first residency in Puerto Rico, exposing writers to a new cultural environment
VCFA takes editorial ownership of the Hunger Mountain literary journal, publishing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, young adult and children’s writing, and visual art
Two new low-residency MFA programs—Graphic Design and Music Composition—are launched, a model unique to each discipline
The low-residency MFA in Film is launched, becoming the first of its kind anywhere in the world
VCFA celebrates its five-year anniversary and staff members playfully try to dunk President Greene
Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education and the MFA in Writing & Publishing are launched, with the latter being the first fully residential program offered
Construction is completed on The Louise Harwood Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumni, the first new building constructed on campus in over 50 years
Café Anna opens on campus full time as an additional food service option for students, staff, and the local community
The block logo sign is constructed on campus in the fall, anchoring VCFA’s presence within the community
Alumni Hall–originally built as a gymnasium in 1932–is redeveloped into an elegant new exhibition and event space
President Greene agrees to pay for Director of Student Recruitment Ann Cardinal and WCYA faculty member Cori McCarthy’s VCFA tattoos
The Vermont Book Award is created to honor Vermont writers and the inaugural Award Gala is held in Alumni Hall
The Artists Development Fund is created to support emerging artists and inspire them to transform their work and their careers
VCFA Board of Trustees approves a new mission statement, reflecting the college’s increasingly global focus
The International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation is launched, offering students a chance to experience a low-residency program with residencies on campus and around the globe
VCFA receives secondary accreditation from NASAD
Kristi Ryba VA, 2006
won second place in ArtFields 2018 for â€œChapel of Perpetual Adoration.â€? This annual nine-day art competition in Lake City, SC, is the largest competition of its kind.
Jane Houng W, 2014 announces the publication of Hong Kong Movers and Shakers, short biographies of people who have made history in Hong Kong.
Vermont College of Fine Arts celebrates ten years. Program highlights, alumni news, and more from us in 2018.