Located in Richmond, VA, VCUarts (arts.vcu.edu) is a comprehensive art school within a major, urban public research university. Currently ranked the No. 1 public school of art and design by U.S. News and World Report, VCUarts enrolls nearly 3,000 students and offers 18 undergraduate and 24 graduate degree programs in fine arts, design, performing arts, historical research, and pedagogical practice. VCUarts has more than 200 distinguished faculty who are internationally recognized in their respective fields. Faculty have received 15 Guggenheim Fellowships, 3 MacArthur Genius Awards, 9 Joan Mitchell Awards, and 4 Pollock Krasner Awards, among other prestigious awards.
VCUarts is located on the university’s 75-acre Monroe Park campus situated in Richmond’s historic Fan District. The school’s newest facility, the recently renovated Depot Building, houses a state of the art sound studio with motion capture capabilities, a 6,000 sq. ft. interdisciplinary research space, the Center for the Creative Economy, and the Arts Research Institute. The new VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), designed by award-winning architect Steven Holl, opened to the public in 2018 and is dedicated to ...flexible and responsive exhibitions and performances that examine art, design, and performance from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives (ica.vcu.edu). VCUarts is within walking distance to the Richmond Arts District, and the nationally-recognized Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is one mile from campus. VCUQatar (qatar.vcu.edu), the university’s first international branch campus, is located in Doha, Qatar and serves students from more than 25 nationalities in design, visual arts, and art history.