Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityVirginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
VCUarts is ranked #1 among public art schools by US News & World Report



Applications for 2015 will be made available in November


Students who have finished their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior years in high school, and are serious about improving their artistic abilities, developing portfolios, and/or learning how to audition for college admission.


All applicants must meet age requirements and demonstrate the desire and the motivation to complete this rigorous three-week program through their application materials. Students will be in class for six hours each weekday, and then participate in studio time to complete art projects or attend evening activities focused on enhancing their artistic knowledge. Ideal students will be focused, serious students who are passionate about participating in this challenging college curriculum. There are no portfolio requirements.


Space in each course is limited therefore early application is advised. Our 2014 program was full by March and we had a waiting list. Please apply for the 2015 program beginning in November.


Don’t forget to download theĀ supplemental forms, fill them out and mail them to us.


Students pick one area of study to concentrate on for the three weeks.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Incomplete applications are not processed until all missing parts are supplied. Be certain that you review and comply with the checklist at the end of the application, and include all of the information listed to ensure admission.

VCU attempts to satisfy as many requests as possible, but space is limited in this extremely competitive program. Applicants will be contacted if their first choice course is filled and be placed on a waiting list.


Applications are due April 1: Please submit your application along with a non-refundable $50 application fee, and all supporting materials. You will be notified of program acceptance by May 15th. You may make payments by check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Virginia Commonwealth University – School of the Arts.

Send application and all completed supplemental materials (detailed above) by mail. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all necessary information is received. Please mail check or credit card information to:

VCUarts Summer Arts Intensive!
325 N. Harrison Street
Pollak Building, Room 212
P.O. Box 842519
Richmond, VA 23284


Contact Dr. Mitzi Gregory, Program Director
Phone: 1-866-534-3201 (toll-free)