Course Descriptions

Humanities

The Virginia Governor’s School for the Humanities is a residential summer program for some of the commonwealth’s standout high school students who come to Radford for an intellectually challenging, university-level immersion in the humanities. Students will take an interdisciplinary approach to such subjects as history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, and media.

The four-week residential program will also include opportunities for recreation, field trips, concerts, guest lectures, movies, student performances, and more.  To help guide programming, we select a theme. The 2018 theme is "Social Capital" !

Learn more about the Humanities curriculum.

Visual and Performing Arts

The  Governor's School for Visual & Performing Arts  is a residential summer program for some of the commonwealth’s most outstanding high school musicians, artistist, dancers, and performers who come to Radford for an artistically challenging, university-level immersion in the Arts. Each year our Directors and Program Coordinators line up amazing talent, programs, courses,  faculty, and guest artists for the  Residential Governor's School for the Visual & Performing Arts.

The four-week residential program will also include opportunities for recreation, field trips, concerts, guest lectures, movies, student performances, and more.  To help guide programming, we select a theme. The 2018 theme is “Social Capital" !

Learn more about the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum.