Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites prospective students and their parents to an admissions reception at the La Cigale hotel at 6:00PM on 13 January, 2010. 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, Interior Design or Painting and Printmaking. 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 provide 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 art and design in Qatar and the Middle East. The presentations by the faculty start at 6:30 PM but faculty and staff will be at the venue from 6:00 to 8:00 PM to address any queries that prospective students and their parents may have.
"VCUQatar provides this opportunity to students and parents to meet and speak with university professors and gain insight into the admissions process. All those who want to learn how to turn their artistic and creative talents into a vocation should attend the event and meet the faculty and staff to get answers. This year VCUQatar, along with BFAs in Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, will also offer Painting and Printmaking," said Moamer Qazafi, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at VCUQatar.
VCUQatar has also extended the deadline for the annual Design Competition to 31 January, 2010 to enable more students to participate in the competition. The 2010 Design Competition, that was announced in October 2009, offers students 40 cash prizes and the opportunity for all the winners to compete for a full four-year Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarship for Creativity to attend VCUQatar. The scholarship includes, tuition, housing and academic expenses for students attending VCUQatar.
The competition is open to all students who are in their senior year of high school who will graduate in May/June of the calendar year 2010 and be ready to enter university in the August of the same year. Students interested in the competition can visit the Design Competition link from www.qatar.vcu.edu to get the rules and details for the competition.
"Qatar is a rapidly developing country and the possibilities for young designers are endless. Students and alumni from VCUQatar have in the past designed hotel suites for the Ramada, the logo for the Doha 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid, uniforms for Qatar's 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," said Can Ikram, Director of Admissions at VCUQatar, about the admissions reception.
No reservations are needed for this event and everyone is welcome. Questions will be answered in both English and Arabic.