Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) is launching the Summer 2020 Art and Design programme, an intensive three-week online programme of lectures and workshops that are designed for high school students who are interested in studying art and design at college or university. It will run from 1 – 30 July 2020, including an optional week of portfolio development classes. 

The Summer Programme for High School Students 2020 is specifically tailored to provide an overview of the academic degree courses offered by the University. Furthermore, students will be able to design the programme according to their needs and preferences.

Students can choose one discipline from a selection of four majors: Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, or Painting and Printmaking. They will also have the option of taking an additional portfolio course that will prepare them for applying to study at VCUarts Qatar, or to any other art and design university. The programme will be led by VCUarts Qatar alumni.

By learning from professional artists and designers, and from meeting with industry professionals, participants in the programme will gain a deeper understanding of what is required of anyone who is anticipating studying at a world-class art and design university.