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"I feel remarkably lucky to have graduated from a program that uniquely continues to focus on the impact of social practice and the imperative relationship between artist and community." 


—  Whitney Aguiñiga, VPA class of 2009


Staying Connected

VPA students are increasingly prepared for next level academic endeavors that engage the benefits of a degree program. For example, VPA alumni have pursued social-based graduate degree programs in Design and Media (MA), Master of Social Work (MAW), Social and Community Services (MA), and Material and Visual Culture (MA), as well as fine art graduate programs in Studio Art (MFA), Architecture (MFA), Visual Studies (MFA), and Creative Writing (MFA). 

VPA Alumni who are currently enrolled in graduate programs:

Whitney Aiken, MFA in Studio Art

Mills College, Oakland CA.

Class of 2009

Katie Fisher, MA in Higher Education

Arizona State University

Class of 2015

Francisco Garcia, MFA in Architecture

California College of the Arts, San Francisco

Class of 2016

Nancy Her, MA in Museum Studies

San Francisco State University

Class of 2015


Lauren Finch, MA in Photography &

Urban Cultures

Goldsmiths University of London, England, UK

Class of 2014


Matthew Floriani, MFA in Studio Art

Mills College, Oakland CA.

Class of 2013

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