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The integrated, interdisciplinary nature of a liberal arts degree from the University of Richmond aims to develop many skills that employers in anyindustry are looking for today: good communication skills, thoughtful and creative problem-solving, and media literacy. Graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences are prepared for careers in many industries and our Visual and Media Arts Practice majors offer an array of examples. Among our alumni are museum and gallery professionals, artists, architects,city planners, educators, community organizers, graphic, product and fashion designers, media developers, creative business owners and, in general, challenging and original thinkers. We believe it is important to study and do what you love as you are muchmore likely to discover and develop your unique set of skills, interests and values that will lead toward a rewarding profession and a well-lived life.

Skills of Visual and Media Arts Practice Majors

Visual and Media Arts Practice majors at the University of Richmond develop skills that are highly sought after in today’s changing work environments. Employers in many fields are looking for:

• Critical, analytical, and independent thinking

• Creative problem-solving skills

• Project planning and development

• Effective communication through speech, writing and imaging

• Integrated use of contemporary video, imaging and data processing tools

• Ability to read, analyze and present visual information

• Theoretical approaches to interpreting visual information

• Visual and media literacy

• Lifelong learning and experimental attitude

Where Have Our Graduates Gone on to Graduate Study?

American University
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University
Pratt Institute of the Arts
Rhode Island School of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of California, Davis
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Nebraska
University of Pennsylvania
School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Architecture and Design, Virginia Tech

Firms, Institutions Employing Visual and Media Arts Practice and Art History Majors

Christies Auction Group
Hearst Design Group
George Washington University
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sotheby’s Auction Group
Virginia Historical Society
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Whitney Museum of American Art
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Career Services

Advising Suite
Tyler Haynes Commons, Suite 306 (third floor)
(804) 289-8547

Career Gallery & Employer Suite
Queally Center, Suite 201
(804) 662-3032

Monday - Friday
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