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VCFA increases scholarship funding by $80K and adds 3 Year Track to MFA in Graphic Design Program

In response to the success of the MFA in Graphic Design Program, Academic Dean Matthew Monk announced today the launch of a new, 3-year MFA track as well as an additional $80k in available scholarship funds for the next incoming class beginning this fall. The MFA in Graphic Design was named one of the top 11 MFA in Graphic Design programs in the country in 2014 by Print Magazine.  

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Huh? #17: An interview with Gail Swanlund

An interview with our latest invited guest critic for VCFA’s October residency in the MFA Graphic Design program: the amazing Gail Swanlund! Gail is one of America’s absolute best design educators, designers and writers. We pick her brain about inspiration, ghosts and heroes within…

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Process: Farah Rizvi Doyle

A look at the work of VCFA alum Farah Rizvi Doyle, reflecting on her Pakistani heritage, her family history and her experience living in Canada and the United States since the age of thirteen.

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Huh? #16: A micro-interview with Francisco Laranjo of Modes of Criticism

An interview with the editor of graphic design criticism publication Modes of Criticism, Francisco Laranjo.

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1 Million British Children to Receive TWSU’s Micro-Bit!

This year, every 11-year-old child in the UK will be given a programmable pocket-sized device designed by VCFA faculty member Bethany Koby’s company Technology Will Save Us to help them express their creativity through technology.

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Leftovers

VCFA faculty Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton on her latest exhibition Leftovers.

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Huh? #15: an interview with YACHT

YACHT are a band as concerned with design and aesthetics as they are with music. YACHT’s Claire E. Evans and Jona Bechtolt talk with VCFA’s Ian Lynam about the past, the present, and most importantly, the future.

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Process: Christopher Previte

Some amazing process work by VCFA MFA candidate Christopher Previte, highlighting his micro-stories and accompanying illustration/sequential narrative work.

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Silas Munro on Revision Path

Silas Munro was interviewed on Revision Path, a weekly interview show that focuses on showcasing some of the best Black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from all over the world.

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VCFA at OTIS!

A field report from Aaron Wnters about he and Mike Scaringe’s experiences at OTIS College Of Art & Design DesignWeek 2015!

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Huh? #14: An interview with Manuel Krebs of NORM

VCFA Chair Ian Lynam chops it up, both literally and figuratively, with Manuel Krebs of the Swiss graphic design studio Norm.

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Kit of Parts

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Chair Ian Lynam is about to have an exhibition titled Kit of Parts in Tokyo. The exhibition is also a launch for his new book, Parting It Out.

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Process: Lisa Williams’ Graphic Design Women

A look at Lisa Williams’ new website Graphic Design Women and her recent interview with Nikki Juen.

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Huh? #13: A not-micro-interview with Aaron Winters

An interview with VCFA alumnus and practicing designer, writer and design educator Aaron Winters about school, after school, music and life. Includes intensely long reading list!

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On Shooting Butterflies

VCFA faculty member Natalia Ilyin on life, death and living.

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