Don't waste your words. Refine your voice.

As a student in our two-year, low-residency MFA in Film program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, you’ll have the chance to study in Montpelier, Vermont for intensive, in-depth, six-day residencies, which occur twice per year at the start of each semester.



Cinematographers, writers, and directors meet with you in workshops and labs designed to refine your voice, offer alternative directions, reinforce your creative choices, and challenge your ideas.

During our off-campus semesters, you meet with your mentor via various electronic platforms to move your work forward according to a plan you developed at the residency. Structure, character, action, motivation—scene by scene, act by act—you build your episodic web or television screenplay, working with lead writers and writer/directors in intensive engagement around your work.

Over the two years you will focus on creating a feature length script or, if you’re working in episodic, a pilot and a bible, although you may also write shorts or even venture in to visualization. You design your own journey to a more authentic voice.

Find out what one of our MFA in Film residencies looks like in our Spring 2016 Residency Highlights.

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