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Radford University Interior Design students recently won first place for this video entry in the IDEC Interior Design Education video competition.

Why study design at Radford University?

  • Ranked Top 10 in the US by Design Intelligence
  • Award winning students and faculty
  • Access to professionals and field experiences
  • Student success is our focus

News & Events

  1. CVPA takes the Winesett Book Collecting Awards »

    12/8/2016

    Once Dean Steve Helm presented the final award of the 2016 Winesett Book Collecting Awards, as luck would have it, the top three winners have two things in common. They are all graduate students and are majoring in fields within the Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts.

  2. September kudos and congratulations »

    9/1/2016

    See what CVPA faculty, alumni and students achieved in late summer and are doing off campus in September. These include Reagan Burns, Suzanne Guppy, Holly Cline, Clara Heaton, Sean Kotz, Kevin Kwon, Kristin Machac, Kareem McCullough, Anne Nicholson, Halide Salam, Ken Smith, Knic Ulmstead and Shaun Whiteside.

  3. Kudos and Congratulations »

    7/28/2016

    Spring and summer may seem quiet on campus at Radford University, but looks are deceiving. The College of Visual and Performing Arts was extremely active with summer school, Quest, Radford University Ballet Youth’s International Summer Intensive Program and Governor’s School. And several of our professors, students and alumni sent of word of their recent achievements.

  4. Congratulations to the CVPA Class of 2016 »

    5/12/2016

    The College of visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present its 2016 spring graduates.

  5. MFA Design Thinking’s graduates its first student »

    5/11/2016

    The first Masters of Fine Art in Design Thinking student graduated during the 2016 Spring Commencement. Holly Murdock holds this distinction from the newest terminal degree program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

  6. A Spring Charrette »

    3/10/2016

    Four fashion design seniors sat at a long table in 211 McGuffey Hall. For the 48 hours starting Feb. 26, they worked in this space completing the Department of Design’s annual charrette.

  7. A student with a plan »

    9/3/2015

    Design management major Chloe Hughes is a student with a plan. Rather than just the desire to earn a degree, she wants more. This transfer student from Virginia Western Community College wishes to feel challenged in order to better herself.

  8. The 2015 CVPA Graduates »

    5/14/2015

    Congratulations to our Class of 2015. See who was on the list to graduate.

  9. 2015 Spring Commencement Awards »

    5/14/2015

    CVPA award and scholarship recipients honored during the 2015 Spring Commencement.

  1. Student designs ad, runs in Roanoke Times »

    12/7/2016

    Sophomore merchandising design major Caitlin Kincaid created an advertisement for the local business Meg and Garrett’s, which ran in The Roanoke Times in November.

  2. Fashion lands safely in nation’s capital  »

    11/21/2016

    High-flying fashion landed at Reagan National Airport this fall. The gallery exhibition was designed and developed by teams of Radford University students.

  3. Flying Tigers take off at Reagan National Airport, land in Radford »

    11/2/2016

    The work of Haoqin Gong was featured in collaboration with Radford University’s graphic design students and professors at Reagan National Airport in a showcase of East and West artistic culture this past summer.

  4. Radford alumnus hosts experience for students »

    10/3/2016

    Radford University students had the opportunity to experience a living-learning classroom when Jamey Brittingham and Derek Garrett came to Radford’s campus Sept. 22 – 23.

  5. Department of Design presented the first Shark Tank Competition winners »

    9/29/2016

    The Department of Design awarded two Shark Tank scholarship awards on Sept. 19.

  6. Department of Design launches Fresh Fruit Fridays »

    9/2/2016

    Radford University’s Department of Design began a new weekly tradition - Fresh Fruit Fridays – on Sept. 2.

  7. Radford University made Nicholson a national contender »

    5/26/2016

    Anna Nicholson ‘16 used the interior design skills she learned at Radford University to impress judges in a national contest from Sherwin-Williams.

  8. Design Advisory Board meets on campus »

    3/25/2016

    Members of the Department of Design Advisory Board visited the Radford University campus to connect with the faculty members and students they support.

  9. RU design alumni don gerontology suit to walk in seniors' shoes »

    10/1/2014

    For an exercise in empathy and professional development, two alumnae of RU's interior design department who design spaces for senior living centers and a professional colleague joined Nursing Professor Katie Katz on Sept. 25.

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