Applicants to the following programs must submit a visual portfolio: Art Education, Art Foundation, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting and Printmaking, Photography and Film, and Sculpture and Extended Media.
Art Foundation is the first-year program required of all visual art and design (BFA) students. The exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. The program exposes students to a vast forum of ideas and concepts preparing them for a wide range of disciplines.
The following visual arts departments offer minors: Craft/Material Studies, Painting and Printmaking, and Sculpture and Extended Media. Please note that you may only apply for these minors after the completion of the Art Foundation Program. If your primary major is outside of VCUarts then you must first apply to the Art Foundation Program. A minor in these area will require the completion of 32 credits.
Submit 12 to 16 works of art that you have created within the past two years that show your promise in visual art and design. Present your strongest work and demonstrate your potential to develop a diverse set of skills and ideas should you be accepted into VCUarts. We prefer to see a diverse range of 2D and 3D media. Drawing from observation is recommended, while copying anime, cartoons, graffiti or tattoos is discouraged.
Images may be submitted in the following formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Videos may be submitted in the following formats: MPG or AVI. All videos must be less than 3 minutes. The total maximum time for all moving images cannot exceed 5 minutes.