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Experience Creative Daring

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Uncover your personal expression and deepen your role as a globally engaged artist, designer, performer or scholar.

At VCUarts, artists are at the center of innovative thought, where they’re inventing work that feeds the soul and serves society. This is why we’re among the top-ranked schools of arts and design in the country. 

You’ll graduate as an artist and a professional, with a degree that’s valued by galleries, design and advertising firms, graduate schools, artistic directors and employers.

Ready for the next steps? Fill out this form to receive a copy of our undergraduate viewbook!

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Major in Amazing

In our 16 departments and programs, you can delve into emerging and traditional mediums and seek out opportunities for interdisciplinary convergence. A graphic design student might work on a special education project, fashion designers might join forces with VCU Medical Center, or sculpture students might help create a new bike rack design.

At VCUarts, the possibilities aren’t just limitless—they’re likely to take root and flourish.

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Top-Ranked, Top Value

You can learn and thrive in one of the country’s top-ranked public university art schools—and because we’re state-funded, our tuition is lower than many other top schools for art and design.

Arts Innovation

We invest in you, with the resources and faculty that can help you take an idea and make it real. Anything you learn in the classroom can be applied to challenges right here in Richmond or wherever you go next. Collaborate with the Center for the Creative Economy or the da Vinci Center for Innovation and apply for undergraduate research grants that position academic research at the intersection of arts and science.