Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get into the Department of Communication Arts?
Prospective students, transfer students, and change of majors can apply online.

How many credits do I need to earn a B.F.A. in Communication Arts?
The department offers a 120 credit Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: this includes credits earned in the Art Foundation Program (Freshman year).

What are the computer requirements?
Current computer requirements can be found at here.

What career opportunities are associated with a BFA in Communication Arts?
The field of communication arts offers many interrelated career opportunities.  The Communication Arts program helps develop creative, flexible and multidisciplinary artists who enjoy greater career possibilities in an increasingly competitive global job market.

Careers opportunities can include: Art Director, Children’s Book Illustrator, Comic Artist/Graphic Novelist, Concept Artist, Digital Animator, Digital Effects Artist, Editorial Illustrator, Fine Artist, Game Designer, Graphic Designer, Scientific Illustrator, and Storyboard Artist.

Who can I contact for general information?
You can call the Department of Communication Arts main office number, 804.828.4340, email commarts@vcu.edu, or come by our offices at 812 W. Franklin Street, Suite 201, Richmond, Virginia, 23284.