The VFS – Goddard College Degree Pathway


Vancouver Film School (VFS) and Goddard College (Vermont, USA) have partnered to deliver a cross-institutional pathway enabling VFS Writing for Film, Television & Games graduates to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFAW) at Goddard College in as little as two years.

About The Program

What is the VFS – Goddard College Degree Pathway?

This cross-institutional pathway enables VFS graduates from Writing for Film, Television and Games to complete Goddard College’s online or onsite Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFAW) in just 1 year when studying full-time.

VFS Programs eligible for this pathway are the following:

  • Writing for Film, Television and Games

Goddard College graduate degree eligible for this pathway are the following:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing – Online | Onsite

About Goddard College

Goddard represents a tradition of innovative education, radical activism including anti-fascist pedagogy, self-directed research, and writing under the guidance of professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatic writers. Our philosophy is based on inclusivity, community, rigorous study, creativity, and innovation.

The overarching theme of Goddard’s MFA program is “The writer in the world.” Our faculty is engaged in social movements, labor unions, and insightful advocacy journalism. The Online MFA program is focused on using technology to promote inclusivity and connect as a global community. We encourage engagement with society and the search for positive transformations. Beyond writing about social and political issues, other self-directed study involves teaching and publishing projects within the students’ own communities. The program is anchored around two onsite or virtual intensives per year.



Disclaimer: Admission to VFS does not guarantee admission to Goddard College programs. Applicants must meet Goddard’s Admission requirements. Seat availability is not limited at this time. Students can confirm seat availability by contacting Goddard Admissions.

Total time to complete your Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing

Plan your Pathway


  • Completion of VFS diploma (24 credits) in Writing for Film, Television & Games
  • A graduate application for the MFAW. Click here
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Goddard College from the VFS Registrars office. 

Yes, successful completion of this program will automatically satisfy the English proficiency requirements for the MFAW.

FALL 2023

  • Residency dates (either onsite in Plainfield, Vermont, USA or online): July 14 – 21, 2023
  • Semester dates: July 14 – November 11, 2023


  • Residency dates (either onsite in Plainfield, Vermont, USA or online): January 12 – 19, 2024
  • Semester dates: January 12 – May 10, 2024

The on-campus location is in Plainfield, Vermont, USA or there is an option to take the program online. 

Graduates of Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film, Television & Games program will receive 24 credits, equaling one half of the MFAW degree requirements, as they enroll in the MFA in Creative Writing program.  VFS graduates will be entering the third semester (second year) of the program.

MFA candidates will follow a bespoke creative thesis curriculum that the faculty of the two institutions have agreed upon.

Contact Stephen Pite directly to inform him of your intent to apply for the program:


Apply Now on Goddard College’s website. 

Applicants to this partnership program should apply once they have completed a substantial portion of their curriculum at Vancouver film School and include their creative thesis work as part of the application process.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and acceptance letters are sent for either the Fall or Spring semesters.

Graduate program tuition for 2023/24 is $11,799 USD, not including additional fees. Click here for tuition details.

VFS graduates of the Writing for Film, Television & Games program will receive a preferred partners discount of $500 USD per semester, for a total of two semesters.

There is no application fee for the MFAW. Click here to view admissions information.

Yes, part-time studies will be available beginning Spring 2024; however, this may lengthen the time needed to graduate from the program.

Students admitted through this articulation agreement are eligible to graduate in just one year with full-time study.

Currently, only VFS graduates from the Writing for Film, Television & Games program are eligible for this transfer credit; however, both institutions are committed to expanding the MFA opportunity to other areas of creative production in the future.

Seats are not currently limited for the MFAW program. The average entering class size is 25 students.

Goddard College does not currently offer post-graduation work permits.

Onsite residency attendees will be housed in Goddard’s dormitories and can enjoy the meal plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during their residency stay.


Begin Your Journey

The VFS Admissions team can assist you in selecting the program that best suits your goals, and help you submit an application that reflects your abilities, giving you the best chance of being accepted.

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