#4 Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.
Coming in at number 4 on our list is VCU School of the Arts
The School of the Arts at VCU in Richmond Virginia offers nationally ranked and award winning programs in sculpture, graphic design, painting, ceramics and printmaking. They offer sixteen academic programs for over 3,000 students. The school prides themselves on their ability to encourage students in their artistic endeavors.
The school of the Arts at VCU is widely renowned even internationally, for their reputation of training and producing fine artists. Professors have won grants such as Guggenhieim Fellowships, MacArthur "Genius" Awards, Emmys, Clios and many more. They even offer an additional location to learn in Qatar.
- Professors- Accredited Professors have won countless awards such as 14 awards for Excellence, 12 awards for teaching, 13 awards for distinguished achievement in service, and 12 awards for distinguished achievement in research.
- Notable Alumnus- Non Sequitur comic artist and author Wiley Miller, comic book artist Mike Wieringo, and professional artists Sterling Hundley and Carol Sutton
- Local flavor- Richmond is home to a major art hub including museums such as the The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and was once called by The Today Show as the third most tattooed city in the US.
- Currently on Display- The Anderson Gallery is currently displaying Forecast, an exhibition inspired by the recent effects of human impact on the planet.
Scenes from the 2014 Student Exhibitions a the Anderson Gallery.
For More Information on the School of the Arts at VCU, visit arts.vcu.edu
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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship
This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!
One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!
For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.