Editorial Style Guide

The VCUarts editorial style guide offers clear, simple guidelines on unique punctuation, spelling and word usage in materials produced by and for VCU School of the Arts. Official VCUarts communications use the Associated Press Stylebook as the standard for any matter of style not covered here. 

Common Usage

Reminders on punctuation, terminology and formatting often used at VCUarts.

Professional Titles

Standard practices for writing the names of faculty, staff and departments.

Academic Programs and Degrees

How to write about general academic topics, such as majors and alumni.

University Locations and Events

Writing about VCU campus, its facilities and regular events.

Writing About Art

How to write about creative works at VCUarts.