Welcome University of the Arts Students

As one of the nation’s leading schools of arts and design deeply committed to advancing knowledge and student success, VCUarts welcomes the interest of students affected by the recent closure of the University of the Arts. To aid with your transition, we are offering application fee waivers for UArts students.

Centered on our students and built on the values of community, inclusion and excellence, we are a public, nonprofit school of the arts located in vibrant downtown Richmond, Virginia. With the curiosity and resources of a pioneering research university, VCUarts departments and programs expand the boundaries of new knowledge and emphasize creative expression and collaboration across disciplines.

Founded in 1928, VCUarts offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 5 master’s degrees. Our programs align with many areas of study at the University of the Arts including: 

Fine Arts (BFA), including all concentrations

Dance (BFA)

Theatre (BFA)

Music (BM and BA)

Any UArts students interested in learning more about opportunities at VCUarts can fill out this form. Our admissions team will review the information and be in touch.  

How to Apply