First-Year Applicants

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Application deadlines

November 1, 2022
Deadline to submit the Common Application for consideration for the University’s Presidential, Provost, and Deans’ scholarships.

January 17, 2023
Deadline to submit the Common Application for regular fall decision and consideration for all other university scholarships.

Applicants who submit their application and all necessary application materials by January 17 are guaranteed a decision by April 1.


Choose your program of study for application requirements

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Visual Arts and Design

For students who want to major in Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film and Sculpture + Extended Media.

Information for international applicants

Be sure to review additional requirements on the Global Education Office website.


Questions? Contact our office at 804-VCU-ARTS (804-828-2787) or arts@vcu.edu. You can schedule a virtual meeting with an admissions counselor here.