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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

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Address: 1000 W Broad St, Fine Arts Building, Richmond, VA 23284-9076
Phone Number: +1 804-828-1696
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Best School for Arts in Virginia, Hands down.

Great Professors who still work in their fields! Great training, Wouldn't trade my time there for anything.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2015
Jonell F
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My niece attends and we were there to visit her and explore the city to see what all they had to offer.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great Professors who still work in their fields! Great training, Wouldn't trade my time there for anything.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

My son is a freshman in the first year foundation program. He has worked hard, skipping meals and sleep more than once to meet demanding deadlines. I think the classes are tough, but good. I see that he has learned to hone some of his weaker skills. My frustration is that the school is not transparent regarding their process for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

VCU has the best programs to help all their students! They really care about each and every student.

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Yorktown VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

My daughter graduated with BFA / Communication Arts and now has a great career doing what she loves. She loved her profs, VCU and RVA.

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

I just spent loads of money sending my daughter through this program, which is very good. Tuition became extremely high after her junior year (30% increase) and more student loan activity, but such is education. The problems she expressed is the need for areas of study to be able to cross-over without limitations. For example, she was a Kinetic Imaging... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Loved the school, disliked the crime issues, which the school does a great job of protecting the students from, but still.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I am biased. I have two art degrees from VCU School of the Arts. It's competitive and challenging in all the right ways. Just as is any good school. If you're contemplating where to go to art school, Richmond is small enough to feel at home, but it definitely has the urban grit to make you feel the edge. Great... More 

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Central Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

What talent! VCU really is one of the top art schools in the country based on the work created by talented young people-- from sculptors, dancers, painters, graphic designers, actors, and musicians. It was a treat to see them perform!

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Keysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

VCU School of the ARTS and the university as a whole recognize, encourage, and display creativity. The art school is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The urban campus is lively, and there are always, always cultural happenings both at the university and within the city of Richmond. While the School of the ARTS is renowned, there are... More 

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