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We believe the arts are a catalyst for discovering new ideas.

In our 16 departments and programs, you’ll explore emerging and traditional mediums. You’ll be challenged to experiment with new ideas as you hone your talents and expand your interests. You’ll master fundamental principles in the arts, design, performance and scholarship through a rigorous academic experience. We’ll help you develop the skills you need to be prepared for wherever your path might lead.

We capitalize on our place at the heart of a large public research university, meaning you can collaborate with students and faculty from every corner of VCU. Whether you want to work with engineering students to reinvent transportation systems, use photography and film to raise awareness about conservation issues, or explore how design can information conversations about history and public spaces, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for dynamic collaboration.

Amplify your academic experience

In addition to your work in the classroom, as a student you have access to many other resources at VCUarts to support and enhance your academic journey.

Students are eligible for grants that can fund research projects, internships and independent travel. VCUarts also provides resources to help you find an internship or study abroad.

Our Center for the Creative Economy and partnership with the da Vinci Center offer opportunities to take additional courses in entrepreneurship or work with local companies on real-world creative challenges.

Life at VCUarts

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