Top Ranked. Top Value.

See how VCUarts compares to other top ranked arts programs and what kind of support we offer our students to help lighten the load.



VCUarts is made up of 16 departments and programs that offer a wide-range of degrees.

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Students can double major, minor and double minor across disciplines (even outside of the arts).

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Find the answer to “What will you do with an art degree?”

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This isn’t your parents’ Richmond.

While keeping its rich history in tact, the River City has experienced a cultural shift, where the food game has put us on the map, and the arts and cultural scene has helped us earn accolade after accolade.

What’s going on in RVA?



When you send your child off to college you want to feel confident they’re in good hands. VCU takes the safety and well-being of its students seriously and offers a number of programs to keep students well-informed and safe.

The VCU Police Department ensures that our campuses are safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Over 80 fully certified police officers patrol campuses and surrounding areas on mountain bikes, motorcycles, in cars and on foot.

Emergency telephones are located around both campuses offering immediate connection to the police dispatcher. Dorms and most instructional facilities require ID cards for entry during non-business hours. Students are just a call away from a security escort who will pick them up at anytime of the night. Our advanced campus-wide security system uses digital signage, classroom alert units, mobile and email notifications to keep everyone in the VCU community aware and safe.

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