Current VCU Students

Change or add Major/Minor

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Submit an online application

All change of major/minor applicants to VCUarts must submit a change of major or change of minor application online. This process is for currently enrolled VCU students. Current VCUarts students should speak with their advisor before submitting these forms.

This online application asks for your personal and contact information, current and preferred curriculum. Any required supplemental materials (audition, essays, portfolio) will be shared after submitting a Change of major/minor request.

Important deadlines

Spring 2023 deadline

November 1, 2022

Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to Art Foundation, Art History, Dance + Choreography, Fashion Merchandising, Music, and Theatre.

The following Visual Arts and Design programs will review spring change of major/minor applications only from students who have completed VCU’s Art Foundation program: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design,* Interior Design,* Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film and Sculpture + Extended Media.

All change of major applications that have been correctly submitted by November 1, 2022, will receive a response by December 1, 2022. Art Foundation reviews change of major applications beginning on November 2.

*Please meet with an advisor for major-specific course limitations for spring admits.

Fall 2023 deadlines

April 7, 2023, for the following majors:

Art Education, Cinema, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film and Sculpture + Extended Media.

August 31, 2023, for following majors:
Dance + Choreography, Fashion Merchandising, Music, and Theatre

Major or minor specific requirements