With opportunities for every level of interest and many ways to create and contribute, students can pursue artistic passion as a major, or supplement their curriculum with the arts. Student performance groups range from the University Players and University Dancers to Sub Par, a professional film production group, to the Ngoma African Dance Company and the UR Symphony Orchestra.
Modlin Center for the Arts
A world-class performing arts facility, the Modlin Center for the Arts is home to the departments of art and art history, music and theatre, and dance. Complete with a 575-seat theatre, Modlin also houses an underground costume shop, art studios, and space for dance performances.
University of Richmond Museums are home to diverse and fascinating collections and exhibitions of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens. The museums regularly present exhibitions, lectures, openings, gallery talks, workshops, concerts, symposia, and other programs.
Art as Community
UR students and faculty play an active role in Richmond’s vibrant arts community, contributing to citywide mural projects, showcasing artwork in local galleries and museums, and volunteering with nonprofit arts education organizations.