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Open House

View the schedule for our next Open House.

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The next Open House will be on February 1, 2020.


Open House Check-in and Student Services Information Tables
7:30 to 9 a.m.
Stuart C. Siegel Center, E.J. Wade Arena

VCU Welcome presentation
9 a.m.
Stuart C. Siegel Center, E.J. Wade Arena

School of the Arts Overview
10 a.m.
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall

VCUarts Breakout Sessions
10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Art Education, Franklin Terrace, Suite 200
  • Art History, Buford House, Front Office
  • Cinema, The Depot, Second Floor     
  • Communication Arts, Franklin Terrace, Suite 403
  • Craft/Material Studies, Fine Arts Building, Second Floor    
  • Dance and Choreography, Dance Center, Lobby
  • Fashion Design, Pollak Building, Room 405  
  • Fashion Merchandising, Pollak Building, Room 221
  • Graphic Design, Pollak Building, Room 321  
  • Interior Design, Pollak Building, Room 409  
  • Kinetic Imaging, Depot Annex                      
  • Music James Black Music Center, Recital Hall          
  • Painting and Printmaking, Fine Arts Building, Room 301
  • Photography and Film, Pollak Building, Room 305
  • Sculpture + Extended Media, Fine Arts Building, Room 115
  • Theatre, Shafer Street Playhouse, Newdick Theatre

VCUarts Tours
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Art Foundation Question-and-Answer Session
12 to 12:45 p.m
Bowe Street Parking Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535
Art Foundation is the first-year program required of all VCU School of the Arts students who wish to enter the following majors: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting and Printmaking, Photography and Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media. This exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. The program exposes students to a vast forum of ideas and concepts preparing them for a wide range of disciplines. Attend this Q&A session to find out more about Art Foundation and the admissions process.

Portfolio Reviews
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bowe Street Parking Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535
VCUarts faculty will be on campus to review your artwork and discuss the portfolio review requirements for application to VCUarts. Bring your physical portfolio or digital images on your laptop, tablet, phone or website. Don’t have a portfolio? You can still stop by to discuss what a portfolio is and how to best prepare.