- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Art and Design, Business and Entrepreneurship, Liberal Arts
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year + Graduate
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Urban
- Testing Requirements: Not Required
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Payment Terms, Work Study
- Country: United States
- In State Tuition: $15,000
- Out of State Tuition: $36,000
- Delivery: Day, Residential
- Religious Affiliation: None
- CEEB: 5570
- IPED: 234030
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is committed to advancing knowledge and student success. Our departments and programs expand the boundaries of new knowledge and emphasize research, creative expression and interdisciplinary collaborations. The School of the Arts’ work ethos underscores the importance of trust among our colleagues and peers, and the importance of creativity to bring new perspectives to complex problems for faculty, staff, and students alike.
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in design, fine and performing arts, with a unique emphasis on creative immersion. Far more than simply an education or preparation for a career, students leave VCUarts with the practical, professional and personal skills needed to make a life in the arts, no matter how they define it. Thats why our programs emphasize both doing and knowing. Why the majority of our faculty are working artists. Why we encourage students to take advantage of the many academic and intellectual opportunities that come with being part of a research university. Today, our graduates can be found throughout the academic and professional fields, and have been recognized with everything from Emmys to MacArthur Fellowships.
In our 16 departments and programs, you’ll explore emerging and traditional mediums. You’ll be challenged to experiment with new ideas as you hone your talents and expand your interests. You’ll master fundamental principles in the arts, design, performance and scholarship through a a rigorous academic experience. We’ll help you develop the skills you need to be prepared for wherever your path might lead.
We capitalize on our place at the heart of a large public research university, meaning you can collaborate with students and faculty from every corner of VCU. Whether you want to work with engineering students to reinvent transportation systems, use photography and film to raise awareness about conservation issues, or explore how design can information conversations about history and public spaces, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for dynamic collaboration.