VCUarts Qatar open for Applications until February 1st



(Doha, Qatar) -- The final day for new students to submit an application for admission to VCUarts Qatar is Sunday, February 1st, for the fall 2020 semester, according to Katherine Magnum, Recruitment and Admissions Director at the University.

VCUarts Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, is located in Education City at a facility customized with state of the art labs, libraries and studios. VCUarts Qatar is the branch campus of VCUarts in Richmond Virginia, a top ranked public art and design school in the United States.

Mangum says that there is already a good number of applicants who have their applications and portfolios submitted, so she encourages others to be sure to not miss the deadline if they hope to begin their studies at VCUarts Qatar in August of 2020.

VCUarts Qatar offers five undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Painting and Printmaking and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History. There is also a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program.

According to Mangum, admissions counsellors are available daily for consultations and the university’s website includes application requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and program information. There is also specific time available for coaching and support on portfolio development.

“Our graduates pursue successful careers in a variety of industries – there are many opportunities opening up in Qatar’s economy that are in need of the skillsets that our students acquire at VCUarts Qatar,” says Mangum, “In addition to working as artists and creatives, they can apply their critical thinking and design skills to the growing cultural and museum sector as well as small business, interior design, retail and merchandising, tourism and consulting.”

VCUarts Qatar welcomed its class of 2023 in August 2019, with 86 students from 14 countries, with 79 joining as undergraduates and seven joining the Masters of Fine Arts in Design program.

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