Undergraduate - Arts

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is available through direct admission only. To learn more about the program and to apply directly with VCUarts, please visit the website.


The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts–VCUarts–is an acclaimed, public, non-profit, accredited four-year art and design school housed within a major research university. VCUarts has the highest ranking ever achieved by a public university’s school of arts and design.


VCU School of the Arts

  • Art History, B.A.
  • Arts, B.F.A.
  • Cinema, B.A.
  • Communication Arts, B.F.A.
  • Craft and Material Studies, B.F.A.
  • Dance and Choreography, B.F.A.
  • Fashion, B.A./B.F.A.
  • Graphic Design, B.F.A.
  • Interior Design, B.F.A.
  • Kinetic Imaging, B.F.A.
  • Music, B.A./B.M.
  • Painting and Printmaking, B.F.A.
  • Photography and Film, B.F.A.
  • Sculpture, B.F.A.
  • Theatre, B.A./B.F.A.

Career opportunities

At VCUarts, you’ll intern with agencies, design firms, museums, arts organizations, performance groups and other arts businesses and ventures large and small, all over the country. You’ll learn on the job, make valuable connections and impress prospective employers by having real-world experience.

VCUarts students have held internships at:

  • Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • The Travel Channel
  • Calvin Klein
  • Marc Jacobs
  • People Magazine

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