VCU Qatar announces admissions portfolio review sessions

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Published January 16th, 2012 - 12:21 GMT
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar announces four sessions of admissions portfolio review, feedback and advice for high school students serious about applying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion, Graphic, Interior Design or Painting and Printmaking.

The Portfolio is an important aspect of the VCUQatar application process.  Prospective students are required to present a portfolio of their best work that demonstrates their strengths, interests and individual growth.

During the admissions portfolio review sessions, faculty will look at students’ portfolios, give them feedback on the quality and range of their work, help identify areas that need improvement and also give valuable advice about the types of items that should be included in a strong portfolio.

Two Portfolio Crit sessions start on 22 January and will be held on Sundays and Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Two sessions start on 23 January and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Each Portfolio Crit session will entail four classes with sessions concluding on 31 January and 1 February respectively. Seats are approximately QR 400 per session and can only be reserved with full payment. All sessions are open to both women and men and are taught in English at the VCUQatar campus located within Education City on Al Luqta Street. All sessions will be held by VCUQatar faculty and proceeds are donated to the VCUQatar scholarship fund. To register for admissions portfolio crit sessions, please visit

VCU Qatar Admissions personnel will be available to provide details about scholarship opportunities at VCU Qatar and the no interest loans available from the Qatar Foundation Financial Aid Office. VCUQatar is also offering the two best applicants full four-year Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Scholarships for Creativity to attend VCU Qatar.  The scholarships include tuition, housing and academic expenses. To be eligible for one of the two full four-year Scholarships, applicants are required to submit complete VCU Qatar application including English competency test results (TOEFL/IELTS) and portfolio by the March 1, 2012 deadline.

The deadline for VCU Qatar’s Bachelor of Fine Arts applications is 1 March, 2012. For more information please contact Rodney Hall, director of Admissions at VCUQatar on 4402 0522 or email: [email protected] or visit

Background Information

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

VCUarts Qatar is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Established in 1998 through a partnership with Qatar Foundation, we offer students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting & printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design.

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