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May 2021 Commencement

VCUarts hosted an in-person and livestreamed ceremony honoring all 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Saturday, May 15
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

10 a.m. EDT
Departments of Communication Arts, Cinema, Dance + Choreography, Kinetic Imaging, Music, Photography + Film, and Theatre

Watch the complete 10 a.m. ceremony.

2 p.m. EDT
Departments of Art Education, Art History, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design + Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Painting + Printmaking

Watch the complete 2 p.m. ceremony.

Programs will be mailed to May 2021 graduates after the in-person celebration, due to COVID-19 restrictions.


For more information about the VCUarts commencement, please see the commencement FAQ. If you have additional questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at or 804-VCU-ARTS.


A professional photographer was present at commencement to photograph graduates as they crossed the stage. A proof of this photo and information about purchasing will be sent to the email address provided on the reader form that graduates filled out upon arrival.

Previous commencement speakers:

Resources for recent alumni

VCUarts alumni have access to career services, Adobe software discounts and more.