Prospective Community of Artists (CoA) Students


Interested in joining the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Living-Learning Community?

Our Community of Artists (CoA) living-learning community in Trinkle Hall is for first year students, both freshman and transfers, who are majoring in Art, Dance, Design, Music, or Theatre. This program can provide you with opportunities to:

  • Live with other visual and performing arts majors in a creative environment
  • Take classes with students from your major and other arts disciplines
  • Attend workshops led by faculty, upperclassmen, and guest artists
  • Have input in creating the activities you would enjoy
  • Participate in exclusive, faculty-led travel opportunities

CoA students live together in Trinkle Hall and are enrolled in the Community of Artists specific UNIV 100, Introduction to Higher Education course during their first fall semester.

The Trinkle Hall facility is the ideal spot for visual and performing arts students to live and create.  It boasts rehearsal studios and lounge spaces for artists to rehearse, gather and socialize. Trinkle Hall is also conveniently located just a few short steps to performance and exhibition halls, studios, and classrooms.

The CoA is designed to support your needs as a new student and as a young professional in the arts. You will be invited to exclusive events and travel opportunities, as well as have input in selecting the activities and workshops you think will help you succeed at Radford in and outside of the classroom.

Admission Requirements for the Community of Artists:

  • You must declare a major from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (Art, Dance, Design, Music, or Theatre) to be considered for the Community of Artists
  • If your intended major requires an audition (Dance, Music, or Theatre) you must complete a successful audition before you are fully admitted to the Community of Artists. Links to the departments audition information is below.



Space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early!

If you have additional questions please email Dana Trask at

Apply here!