Learn and practice the arts in a place of creative daring—where you will uncover your personal expression and deepen your role as a globally engaged artist, designer, performer or scholar.
VCUarts is a diverse community of creators who are dedicated to honing their craft and driven to tackle challenges that go beyond conventional arts practices. In our 16 departments and programs, you’ll delve into emerging and traditional mediums, seek out possibilities for interdisciplinary convergence and master the skills you need for any creative endeavor. A graphic design student might work on a special education project. Fashion designers might join forces with VCU Health. Sculpture students might help create a new bike rack design. The journey is up to you, and the possibilities are unlimited.
It’s no wonder we’re a top-ranked public arts and design school in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. If you’re looking for a place where artists are at the center of innovative thought, where they’re inventing work that feeds the soul and serves society, then start your application today.
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In their words
We know VCUarts is an amazing place for artists and scholars—but don’t just take our word for it. Hear from our students about why VCUarts is right for them.
Recent graduate Halle Williams on future plans.
Recent graduate Kat McMahan gives advice to younger self.
Fashion Merchandising student Kennedi Woods gives her advice to new students.
Interior Design student Camryn Carels on developing meaningful relationships with faculty.