University looks forward to welcoming aspiring creatives, artists, and designers
VCUarts Qatar has opened the application process for students seeking admission for the academic year 2023. The deadline for applying is January 15, 2023.
Aspiring creatives can apply to our four-year undergraduate programs that offer specializations in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting + Printmaking, and Art History. Those seeking to augment their undergraduate qualifications or enhance their existing careers can do so through our MFA in Design program. Students choosing to join us will also benefit from the presence of the recently launched Institute for Creative Research at the University, the only one of its kind in the country.
Caitlin Murphy, our Director of Recruitment and Admissions, announcing the application process, said: “We’re keen to welcome students who are willing to push boundaries in the application of art and design for the betterment of humanity. Our university realizes that our future is one that will be driven by innovation in design thinking, and we prepare our students to collaborate, design, and think accordingly. “By the time they graduate from VCUarts Qatar, our students are ahead of the curve. We know this because our graduates are currently in leading roles in all major industries, both in Qatar and around the world.”
Interested students are urged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Our Admissions counselors are available for consultations every day.
Our alumni are currently employed throughout the world in roles as varied as art and design, filmmaking, interior design, and incubation development. Over the last two decades, many of them have garnered international recognition on the global stage, winning coveted awards such as the Red Dot Award, the International Property Awards, and others.
The creative work and projects of our students, alumni, staff, and faculty have been exhibited at prestigious exhibitions in Dubai, Paris, Moscow, Hong Kong, and at the University’s home campus in Richmond, Virginia.
At VCUarts Qatar, students regularly get to take part in world-class art and design events, and field trips to study, work and network. The University also makes it a point to invite internationally acclaimed designers and artists such as Valentino, Hassan Hajjaj, Richard Serra, Shirin Neshat, Jeff Koons, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Diane von Furstenberg, Reza Abedini, Marina Abramović, Wissam Shawkat, Rami Al Ali, Naeem Khan, and Hector Ayuso, to give talks, lectures, and workshops.
Our Materials Library is the only one of its kind in the Arab Gulf region and houses a circulating collection of thousands of diverse material samples from around the world. The University also has a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, innovative media studio, and a library with one of the largest collections of books on art and design in the region.
VCUarts Qatar has an active Alumni Relations section that is invested in ensuring that its graduates receive the best possible opportunities for professional growth, and networking. The University has steadily expanded and built upon its Community and Continuing education programs, regularly offering members of the public, and alumni, opportunities to consolidate their learning or pick up new skills. Additionally, VCUarts Qatar partners with major organizations in Qatar and abroad for workshops, work experience opportunities, and project-based learning opportunities for its students and alumni.