VCUarts is a vibrant, engaged community of artists, designers, performers and scholars dedicated to pursuing creative excellence and expanding the frontiers of artistic discovery. It’s no wonder that VCUarts is the #1 public arts and design school in the country—and second overall—according to U.S. News and World Report.
Graduate students pursue a diverse range of disciplines including art education, art history, craft and material studies, graphic design, interior design, experimental animation, video and sound art, painting, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and theatre. Frequently students collaborate across disciplines, combining painting and performance, sculpture and engineering, or graphic design and music, to name a few.
The faculty are active creative professionals and educators who are leading dynamic and integrative practices around the world and who are empowering the students to create work that feeds the soul and serves society.
Graduate students at VCUarts experience distinctive international opportunities, from academic connections with their campus in Doha, Qatar, to projects funded by the Graduate Travel and Research Grant program. They have traveled to Berlin, São Paulo, Mexico City, Peru, Brazil, China and more. They also offer graduate research and teaching assistantships which include a stipend and up to full tuition support.
VCUarts graduates emerge as internationally engaged change makers who will shape the frontiers of research and discovery at the boundaries of what the arts mean today and how they will be inspired, sustained and lived tomorrow.
For more information, visit arts.vcu.edu/programs/graduate.
Coasting the Topography of South Asian Futurisms
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Sadaf Padder presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
I’m a Florida Drag Queen and I’m Scared
I’m truly at a loss for what to do for work and what kind of life I can expect to live.
Pratt’s 2023 Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition Is On View in Brooklyn
The two-part exhibition features the work of 41 graduating artists across disciplines, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
An Artist’s Hopeful Vision of the Ocean
Indonesian artist Mulyana crafts a tactile, mystical world in which fish, whales, and coral reefs coexist with sea monsters.
An Introduction to “Afrogallonism”
Serge Attukwei Clottey explores Ghanaian culture and identity through discarded jerrycans and other found materials.
The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation Presents The Feminine in Abstract Painting
Curated by Jennifer Samet and Andrea Belag, this group exhibition in NYC explores the feminine through aesthetics, as opposed to identity or gender.
A Ride With Liz Cohen
Nothing in the artist’s personal biography could predict that she’d one day become a car builder and bikini model.
LA’s Hammer Museum Wants to Be Seen
After two decades of renovations, the museum that calls itself a “well-kept secret” reopens with a mission to be more visible.
NYU Steinhardt Opens 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
Taking place at 80WSE Gallery in New York’s Greenwich Village, Part I is on view from late March through April while Part II opens in May.
AI-Generated “Dope Francis” Fools the Internet
Many thought the picture of Pope Francis in a puffer jacket, created using Midjourney, was the real deal.
1,400-Year-Old Mural of Two-Faced Man Found in Peru
Historians hypothesize that the Moche paintings could represent artists’ attempts to experiment with portraying movement or narrative.
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama
Through small-scale works, this exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in New York examines Cornell’s prominent role in the lives and careers of Johnson and Kusama.
Louvre Shutters as Pension Plan Protests Intensify
President Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 has sparked widespread demonstrations across the country.
They Managed to Mess Up an Art Heist Movie
There must be a lesson in Vasilis Katsoupis’s film Inside about the vacuousness of the art market or the claustrophobia of exhibition spaces — I just don’t care.