Final day for new students to submit their application for admission to VCUarts Qatar Fall 2020 semester is until this Saturday, 1 February, according to Katherine Mangum, Recruitment and Admissions Director of the university.

VCUarts Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, is located inside Education City, customised 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 said a good number of applicants have already submitted their applications and portfolios, and she is encouraging other interested applicants to not miss the deadline if they hope to begin their studies with VCUarts Qatar in August 2020.

VCUarts Qatar offers five undergraduate degree programmes: 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) programme.

Admission counsellors are also available daily for consultations and the university’s website includes application requirements, answers to frequently asked questions, and programme information. There is also an assigned time available for coaching and support on portfolio development.

Their graduates, according to Mangum, pursue successful careers in a variety of industries

There are many opportunities opening up in Qatar’s economy that are in need of the skill sets that our students acquire at VCUarts Qatar. 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 in the small business industry, interior design, retail and merchandising, tourism and consulting.’

VCUarts Qatar welcomed its class of 2023 in August 2019, with 86 students from 14 countries – 79 joining as undergraduates and seven joining the MFA in Design programme. Find out more about VCUarts Qatar at