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2022 Fall Fashion Show


Got a minute? Check out the the Fall Fashion Show. It was part of Family Weekend in 2022 with our models showing off student designed ensembles.

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Design at Radford University


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Academic Concentrations

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

News & Events

  1. Mini-grants go a long way for CVPA students »


    Recently, three professors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts received small cash grants to aid in their classroom efforts.

  2. Avast Ye Landlubbers! T'was Pirating By Design »


    September 19 was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  The Department of Design recognized it as an opportunity to host a creative and fun learning experience for first year students in Design 100.

  3. Interior Design Graduate Wins International Contest »


    A recent Radford graduate in Interior Design, Erica Campos (23), received the C-IDEA Design Award in the Architecture and Landscape category on September 3.

  4. Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon »


    The College of Visual and Performing Arts celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s landmark concept album, Dark Side of the Moon, with a free live performance.

  5. Design Student Work Featured at New River Gorge National Park »


    For a second year, DSN 100 students see thier work displayed at a national park.

  6. Q and A with Fashion Designer Jessica Pattison »


    Get to know Assistant Professor of Fashion Design,  Jessica Pattison.

  7. Public Service by Design »


    Radford Design 205 students tackle real world issues as they hone their skills.

  8. Radford Design Students Find Inspiration in the New River Gorge »


    Radford Design students see their work displayed at the New River Gorge National Park. 

From University Relations

  1. Spring Commencement 2024: Brittiany Rorrer, College of Visual and Performing Arts »


    The inspiration Rorrer drew during her time on campus led to an extensive internship and a raft of awards for her designs and artwork.

  2. Graphic design majors score 11 wins at the Western Virginia Advertising “Addy” Awards »


    For their packaging, logos, labels, posters and branding designs, Radford University students took home more awards than any other competing college or university. 

  3. Winter Commencement 2023: Valerie Ray, College of Visual and Performing Arts »


    In fusing her love for artistic expression with her technological abilities, graphic design student Valerie Ray is already winning regional advertising awards and taking part in professional projects. 

  4. Highlander Highlights: Week of September 18, 2023 »


    Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research and accomplishments happening on and off campus through the tireless work and curiosity of our students and faculty.

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of March 20 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Junior Brittiany Rorrer and seniors Valerie Ray and Emily Woods win acclaim for their graphic design work; Brenell Thomas will soon have to balance her graduate work with heading up her local chamber of commerce; and Assistant Professor of Accounting Robert Warren drills down on the dollars and cents in his recent report on a very specific type of financial crime.  

  6. Radford Students Shine at Addys »


     Three Radford University Graphic Design majors took home "Addys" at the Western Virginia Advertising Awards in Roanoke. Seniors Valerie Ray and Emily Woods, and junior Britiany Rorrer, earned two Judges Choice Awards plus three Gold and three Silver awards between them in the student competition.

  7. Recent graduate, facing illness in his senior year, succeeded by design »


    In the midst of completing his senior year, fashion design student Nay-Quan Bryan last fall discovered other daunting challenges he would have to face: A cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy.  

  8. Friend of CVPA honored with musical celebration »


    Friends and colleagues celebrated the memory of Johann Norstedt, supporter of the arts at Radford University.

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