Vermont College of Fine Arts Announces Independent Filmmaker Production Grant
–Supports Film Thesis Projects in New Vermont Film School–
MONTPELIER, Vt., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a national center for graduate education in the arts, announced today the creation of the Independent Filmmaker Production Grant, a thesis completion fellowship for students of the new MFA in Film degree program during their final year of study. The fellowship will go to support the production of film thesis projects of creative merit.
The awarding of these competitive production grants will require a detailed budget submission to accompany thesis proposals in the third residency of the program for consideration and recommendation by the Thesis Review Board. The first awards will be considered for the October 2014 – 2015 academic year for students who begin their MFA program in October 2013.
This innovative film school will welcome its inaugural class in October 2013 on VCFA’s historic Montpelier, Vermont campus.
The MFA in Film at VCFA was created to examine and expand narrative, documentary, and animated film, taking full advantage of the next generation of digital production and distribution platforms. As the art of filmmaking has changed in both content and process, these changes offer significant opportunities for new approaches to the education of emerging filmmakers.
Students may focus on live action narrative or documentary projects, animation, screenwriting, or a combination of these forms. The diverse and highly accomplished faculty of working artists offer guidance toward the development of students’ individual artistic visions, craftsmanship, creative practices, and audiences.
Information on Admissions criteria and requirements may be found here.
The MFA in Film at Vermont College of Fine Arts joins a distinguished portfolio of fine arts graduate degree programs. Degrees are offered in Music Composition, Graphic Design, Visual Art, Writing, and Writing for Children & Young Adults. With its highly regarded faculty and focused, engaged students, VCFA seeks to balance its historic strengths while establishing new standards for graduate education in the twenty-first century.
About Vermont College of Fine Arts…
Vermont College of Fine Arts is a national center for education in the arts, fostering the excellence of emerging and established artists, while advancing the arts to create a more humane world. Founded in 2008, VCFA is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. VCFA offers the Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Visual Art, Music Composition and Graphic Design. www.vcfa.edu.
SOURCE Vermont College of Fine Arts