Connect With The Next Generation of Artists and Designers at the BFA + MFA Exhibition

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Connect With The Next Generation of Artists and Designers at the BFA + MFA Exhibition

Exhibition by graduating students provides the opportunity to preview Qatar’s emerging talent in the fields of graphic design, fashion design, interior design, painting and printmaking, and design.

The opening reception for an exhibition of art and design works by the graduating students from the BFA and MFA programs at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City took place on May 4, from 3-5PM. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will run until May 18, 2019. The opening hours is Sunday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The VCUarts Qatar BFA + MFA Exhibition is a celebration of the creative achievements of the graduating students and provides the opportunity to preview Qatar’s emerging talent in the fields of graphic design, fashion design, interior design, painting and printmaking, and design. 

The works on display feature a wide and fascinating range of subjects such as sustainability, space exploration, virtual reality, mental health, migration, boutique hotels, ocean life, and Arabic typography, to name but a few. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will run until May 18, 2019. The opening hours is Sunday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Find out more about VCUarts Qatar at qatar.vcu.edu 

About Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

Established in 1998 through a partnership with Qatar Foundation, VCUarts Qatar is the international branch campus of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, a top-ranked art and design program in the U.S.  VCUarts Qatar is celebrating a fruitful 20-year alliance between VCU and the Qatar Foundation that underscores the commitment of each institution to excellence, inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting.

VCUarts Qatar offers students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting and printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design.  A vibrant community with global reach, VCUarts promises to instill in students a lifelong passion for education and the arts. 

VCUarts Qatar offers valuable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and connects VCUarts to the influential art and design world of the Middle East and beyond. The campus attracts renowned contributors to contemporary visual culture for speaking and teaching engagements, and hosts two major international events:  Tasmeem, a biennial art and design conference; and the Hamad bin Khalifa Islamic Art Symposium.

Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

For a complete list of QF’s initiatives and projects, please visit: www.qf.org.qa 

For any media inquiries, please contact: pressoffice@qf.org.qa

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