Here, creative equals employable.

The VCUarts experience can help you develop your artistic brand, as you discover who you are as a creative. But along with building your craft, you’ll also build your prospects of having a career. Because today, the creative class has taken on newfound recognition for its–believe it or not–practicality.

The arts bolster our economy. Creative thinkers are sought out by employers for bringing new perspectives to their organizations.

At VCUarts, we’re preparing creatives for careers every day.

Here, students learn skills that are applicable and employable. Counselors and faculty members help artists go beyond the curriculum, with programs that connect students with businesses and organizations, internships, and career guidance and connections that last long after the cap and gown are put away.

To learn more about how we support our students outside of the classroom, visit our current students page.


Catapult: The VCUarts Career Prep Series

To help students prepare themselves for the job market, VCUarts has developed the Catapult series. This series of events, held in the Depot building, connects students with industry professionals and gives them important feedback on their résumé, cover letters and elevator speech.

Events have included an International Opportunities fair, a ‘Proposal Pitch’ workshop that helped students translate a great ideas into a great funding proposal, and a Reverse Career Fair where students displayed their work for employers. Check the VCUarts calendar for upcoming Catapult events.

Jeanette Knows Jobs. So you should know Jeanette.

Jeanette Hickl works with VCU’s Career Center—and she’s a regular contributor to Jody Symula’s VCUarts Student Information blog. Be sure to check it out.

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VCU Career Services

VCU’s Career Services can team you up with a career advisor, find a job or internship, research graduate schools and basically help you with anything else it takes to help you start your career. Check out their site. You’ll probably see a few jobs you want.

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