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16 February, 2011

VCUQatar Hosts MFA Open House

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar invites prospective Master of Fine Arts students to an Open House reception on Wednesday, 16 February, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Saffron Hall at VCUQatar.

The event is designed for students interested in learning about what it takes to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design Studies from VCUQatar. The evening will begin an introduction and presentation by Constantin Boym, director of the MFA. DESIGN program at VCUQatar. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session with MFA faculty and some graduate students in the program.

Besides information about the program, the process of how to assemble a portfolio and other application details will be explained at the reception. VCUQatar personnel will provide details about scholarship and internship opportunities as well. Prospective students will also be taken on a tour of the state-of-the-art MFA design facilities that include a Media Lab, 3-D Fabrication Lab, General Library and the Materials Library.

The MFA.DESIGN is the first graduate design program in the Gulf region. Placed amidst a great transformation of the state of Qatar, the program gives students a unique chance to both learn from this historical process and to influence its future development.

“This is a great moment to get involved with the MFA.DESIGN program. In the next ten years, there will be lots of design activity in Doha, to prepare the city for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We will be working with the best of the young local talent to turn them into world-class designers, capable of making contributions in many different fields: from branding and communications to interior and architectural design,” said Mr. Boym.

No reservations are needed for this event and everyone is welcome. More information is available at the VCUQatar website For questions about the event please call +974 44020555 or email .The MFA Open House reception is on 16 February from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Saffron hall at VCUQatar.

Director of the MFA.DESIGN program at VCUQatar, Constantin Boym

Faculty and staff from the MFA.DESIGN program at VCUQatar

An MFA.DESIGN class in progress