Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites prospective students and their parents to an admissions reception at the La Cigale hotel at 6:30PM on October 22, 2008. The event is designed for parents and students interested in learning about what it takes to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion, Graphic or Interior Design. The evening will showcase detailed presentations by the faculty from each design discipline and provide in-depth information about the university's activities and degree requirements.
The process of how to assemble a portfolio and the types work expected for the design and drawing exercises in a successful application will be explained at the reception. VCUQatar personnel will share details about scholarship opportunities at VCUQatar and the no interest loans available from the Qatar Foundation Financial Aid Office. Students and parents are invited to learn about the university application process including TOEFL, IELTS test score requirements for taking classes at VCUQatar. The faculty and administrators will also discuss the growing career possibilities in the fields of design in Qatar and the Middle East.
"Qatar is a rapidly developing country and the possibilities for young designers are endless. The students and alumna from VCUQatar have in the past designed hotel suites for the Ramada, worked on office space for Shell, designed the uniforms for the armed forces and worked on many of the print and digital publications that people use every day. I hope all those interested in obtaining a design degree take advantage of this opportunity to have a round-table discussion with faculty and current VCUQatar students," declared Can Ikram, VCUQatar Director of Admissions.
No reservations are needed for this event and everyone is welcome. Questions will be answered in both English and Arabic.