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01 February, 2012

VCUQatar Hosts MFA Open House

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites prospective Master of Fine Arts students to an Open House reception on Wednesday, 1 February, 2012 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the MFA.DESIGN studio at VCUQatar.

The event is designed for students interested in learning about what it takes to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design Studies from VCUQatar. The evening will begin with an introduction and presentation by Constantin Boym, director of the MFA.DESIGN program at VCUQatar. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session with MFA faculty and some graduate students in the program.

Besides information about the program, the process of how to assemble a portfolio and other application details will be explained at the reception. VCUQatar personnel will provide details about scholarship and internship opportunities as well. Prospective students will also be taken on a tour of the state-of-the-art MFA design facilities that include a Media Lab, 3-D Fabrication Lab, General Library and the Materials Library.

The MFA.DESIGN is the first graduate design program in the Gulf region. Placed amidst a great transformation of the state of Qatar, the program gives students a unique chance to both learn from this historical process and to influence its future development.

“This is a great moment to get involved with the MFA.DESIGN program. In the next ten years, there will be lots of design activity in Doha. The MFA classes are tailored to advance each student’s skills and to encourage them to think dynamically about every facet of design. We will work with the best of the young local talent to turn them into world-class designers, capable of making contributions in many different fields: from branding and communications to interior and architectural design,” said Boym.

No reservations are needed for this event and everyone is welcome. More information is available at the VCUQatar website For questions about the event please call +974 44020555 or email .The MFA Open House reception is on 1 February from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the MFA.DESIGN studio, Room 380, at VCUQatar.

MFA.DESIGN Director Constantin Boym speaking to guests at the Open House event last year

MFA.DESIGN student Amin Matni answering questions during the Q&A session at the Open House event last year

A section of the audience at the MFA Open House event last year