VCUarts’ facilities range from converted turn-of-the-century buildings to warehouses to performance venues and repurposed retail spaces, dotted throughout the campus. Our spaces are designed to be flexible and to accommodate all kinds of creativity.
Bowe Street Deck
First year visual artists enrolled in the Art Foundation program have exclusive access to 609 Bowe Street, a 30,000 square foot active working environment that houses studios, computer labs, academic advisors, a woodshop, media room, and a hallway that doubles as a constantly changing exhibition space.
Dance and Choreography Building
1315 Floyd Ave. contains instructional space and the administrative offices of the Department of Dance and Choreography.
The building boasts the Department of Kinetic Imaging’s computer labs for video, animation, sound and 3D work, and a green screen room. The Department of Art Education and the Department of Communication Arts are also housed in the building. Additionally, Art Foundation Program classes are offered at VCU’s historic Franklin Terrace building.
James W. Black Music Center
The James W. Black Music Center is home to VCU’s Department of Music and the Community School of Performing Arts, which offers noncredit instruction to students of all ages and levels. Lessons are available in piano, organ, voice, guitar, band and orchestral instruments and music theory.
The Pollak Building is home to the VCUarts administrative offices, including the dean. Pollak also houses classrooms, an awesome green roof, laboratories and faculty offices for Cinema, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography and Film.
Shafer Street Playhouse
The Shafer Street Playhouse includes a design studio, three large rehearsal and performance spaces used by the theatre department, and a 150-seat theater.
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
The W.E. Singleton Center houses the administrative offices of the music and theatre departments. It features a concert hall and modern theater, rehearsal rooms, seminar room, dance and movement studios and a large theater workshop.