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FauxKucha; The VCFA Presentation Marathon

May 17, 2022


The MFA in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts allows students to earn a master’s degree through a combination of weeklong residencies on campus and six-month semesters of concentrated work that is guided by faculty advisors. At the beginning of each residency students and faculty share their months-long explorations through the exchange of ideas, research, and work created. 

As our program ballooned to forty-plus students, we needed a platform which promoted ideas with an economy of time. After using the PechaKucha format (20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds)  for a year and a half, The Faculty at VCFA decided to iterate on the original and introduce our own presentation format.

Enter the FauxKucha, 12 slides. 20 seconds each. It’s a lightning fast presentation format, brought to you by the VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Program. The format allows for students and faculty to show off the breadth and depth of their research during the first day of our week-long residency. This sets the tone and sparks the conversation around student focused work and continued education. 

Here’s a collection of Students (Kyla Paolucci, Simona B Schultz) and Faculty (Tasheka R Sutton, Ramon Tajeda) Faux Kuchas: