Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) has opened the application process for students seeking admission to its Fall 2021 semester. 
The Qatar Foundation partner university offers five undergraduate degree programmes – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design, BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in Interior Design, BFA in Painting and Printmaking, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History – and a post-graduate Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programme.
VCUarts Qatar, the branch campus of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, in Richmond, Virginia, US, is located in Education City. It features state-of-the-art labs, libraries and studios, and hosts several key art and design exhibitions, conferences and symposiums each year.
VCUarts Qatar’s alumni are currently employed across the globe in roles as varied as art and design, film making, interior design and incubation development. Additionally, for over a decade, the university has steadily expanded and built upon its community and continuing education programmes, regularly offering members of the public, and alumni, opportunities to consolidate their learning or pick up new skills.
Announcing the application process, Katherine Mangum, director, Recruitment and Admissions, at the university, said: “We are interested in students who are keen to push the limits, and who want to change the world around them, for the better. New design and innovative thinking are what will drive the future and it’s our students’ abilities to think further, imagine bigger, and design larger that will have the greatest impact on communities, in the coming years."
As part of the application process, admission counsellors at VCUarts Qatar are available for consultations every day. Besides, the university’s website includes comprehensive information on application requirements, answers to frequently asked questions and programme details.
This year, in August, VCUarts Qatar welcomed its community of students, staff and faculty to the new academic year – the first semester of which will be held mostly online - including its class of 2024 comprising of 84 new students drawn from 21 countries.
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