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May 2021 School of the Arts Commencement Live Stream

May 2021 Commencement

VCUarts is pleased to host an in-person and livestreamed ceremony honoring all 2020 and May 2021 graduates from the School of the Arts.

Saturday, May 15
Altria Theater
6 North Laurel Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220

10 a.m. EDT
Departments of Communication Arts, Cinema, Dance + Choreography, Kinetic Imaging, Music, Photography + Film, and Theatre

2 p.m. EDT
Departments of Art Education, Art History, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design + Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Painting + Printmaking

The in-person ceremony is open to graduates only. Families, friends and graduates who are unable to attend may participate virtually through a livestreamed ceremony. The livestream can be accessed through this page and the VCUarts Facebook page on May 15.

Programs will be mailed to May 2021 graduates after the in-person celebration, due to COVID-19 restrictions.


For more information about the VCUarts commencement, please see the commencement FAQ. If you have additional questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at or 804-VCU-ARTS.


If you are unable to attend the Grad Fair or visit the book­store, please order your regalia online at beginning April 3. Shipping charges will apply to all internet orders.


A professional photographer will photograph graduates after they have crossed the stage. A proof of this photo and information about purchasing will be sent to the email address provided on the reader form that graduates fill out upon arrival.

Previous commencement speakers:

Resources for recent alumni

VCUarts alumni have access to career services, Adobe software discounts and more.

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