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Transfer Credit Approval Procedures

Approval Procedures for Transferring General Course Credit

Before signing up for the class at another institution, students should email a copy of the course catalog description and syllabus to Johann Stegmeir.  She will let you know whether the class qualifies for transfer to University of Richmond.  Credit may transfer only for courses that are comparable to the work required for Theatre and Dance courses offered at the University of Richmond. Please read the course catalog description and syllabus carefully.

Upon return to campus, you should submit your transfer credit information to the Department of Theatre and Dance front office.  Once your form has been reviewed and signed, you will be notified when it is available for pick up.  

Please submit the following information depending on origin of Transfer Credit (U.S. vs. Study Abroad):

  • U.S. Transfer Credit: A single sheet with the catalog course description (Uusally found at given school's registrar website) along with a completed Transfer Work Approval Form.  This form is available in the Registrar's Office.
  • Study Abroad Transfer Credit: A single sheet with a catalog course description and syllabus (usually found at given school's registrar website) along with a completed Student Abroad Course Approval Form.  This form is available in the Office of International Education.

Approval Procedure for Transferring FSVP Course Credit

Before signing up for a class, students should email a copy of the course catalog description and syllabus to Dr. Dorothy Holland.  She will then let you know whether the class will satisfy FSVP requirements at the University of Richmond.

Upon return to campus, you should submit your transfer credit information to the Department of Theatre and Dance.  Once it is reviewed and signed, you will be notified when it is available for pickup.

Please submit the following information depending on origin of Transfer Credit (U.S. vs. Study Abroad):

  • U.S. Transfer Credit: A single sheet with the catalog course description and syllabus (usually found at given school's registrar website) along with a completed Transfer Work Approval Form.  This form is available in the Registrar's Office
  • Study Abroad Transfer Credit: A single sheet with the catalog course description and syllabus along with a completed Student Abroad Course Approval Form.  This form is available in the Office of International Education.

Please note that there has to be a creative component in the class for you to receive FSVP credit.  Read the below description of FSVP requirements very carefully.

Visual and Performing Arts (FSVP)

The field of visual and performing arts considers questions having to do with the forms, traditions, meaning, and historical contexts of works in visual and performance media and explores issues of method, process, and personal resources in the media.

Courses satisfying this requirement are centrally concerned with the roles of creation and interpretation in the study of art. They develop in students an enhanced understanding of art both by fostering their intellectual appreciation of works of art and by involving them in the creative process. These courses are suffused with the notion that the arts are a powerful and profound influence on human perception and understanding.