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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/minor application online. The university’s Change of Major / Minor form will not be accepted.

This online application asks for your personal and contact information, current and preferred curriculum, a personal statement, extracurricular activities, 1-3 recommenders’ emails, and required supplemental materials (audition, essays, portfolio).

Important Deadlines

Spring 2020 Deadline

November 1, 2019 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to Art Foundation, Art History, Dance, Fashion Merchandising, Music and Theatre tracks.

The following Visual & 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, Kinetic Imaging Interior Design, Fashion Design, Photography + Film, Painting + Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

Applications for all other majors in the School of the Arts are accepted for fall semesters only.

Fall 2020 Deadlines

January 15, 2020 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to Dance and Choreography, Music and Theatre.

April 1, 2020 — Deadline for change of major/minor applicants to every department other than Dance and Choreography, Music and Theatre.

Change of major/minor applicants to visual arts and design departments that submit complete applications by the deadline will receive a decision by June 1st.

Major or Minor Specific Requirements