The Vermont College of Fine Arts has just announced a new two-year MFA filmmaking program.
The program uses a “low-residency” format that brings students together for week-long on-campus residencies in Montpelier for workshops, presentations, screenings and chances for collaboration. The rest of the time, students work in their home communities with guidance from faculty.
What caught my eye was that animation is a featured focus of the curriculum.
The MFA in Film program will focus on three distinct modes of film: narrative, documentary, and animation, emphasizing the strategic use of emerging technologies. Whether filmmakers or screenwriters, students will develop their own distinctive artistic vision and skills, understand the context for their work and develop critical abilities to allow a lifetime of development and growth in their craft. Students will collaborate on some projects and work independently on others.
Looks like fun. The program kicks off this October.
For more info visit the Vermont College of Fine Arts web site.