Why VCUarts Qatar

13 Reasons why you too should choose VCUarts Qatar

  • VCUarts Qatar is committed to “your journey”, to developing you as an artist, designer or historian, and scholar, to cultivating a dynamic, and engaging you in an intercultural learning and research environment.
  • VCUarts Qatar offers you so much more than simply an education or preparation for a career. Students leave VCUarts Qatar with the practical, professional and personal skills needed to make a life in the arts. That’s why our programs emphasize both doing and knowing. It is why the majority of our faculty are working artists. It is why we encourage students to take advantage of many academic and intellectual opportunities.
  • VCU Arts is ranked the #1 public university arts & design program in the USA (US News and World Report.) - the highest ranking ever achieved by a public university school of arts and design.
  • VCUarts Qatar offers you a scholarly climate. It inspires creativity, the free and open exchange of ideas, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, freedom of expression, and intellectual integrity.
  • VCUarts Qatar is globally diverse. Our 66 faculty and administration staff represent 15 countries; our alumni (more than 500) and current students (more than 360) represent more than 40 countries/nationalities.
  • VCUarts Qatar values collaboration, experimentation, innovation, relevancy and diversity.
  • VCUarts Qatar is creative, critical, dynamic, curious and original.
  • A VCUarts Qatar/VCUarts degree gives our alumni credibility in the world of galleries, graduate schools, artistic directors and employers. Our graduates are known for professionalism, skill, and readiness to enter their desired field as artists or art historians.
  • With more than 500 alumni from 44 countries, VCUarts Qatar's alumni body is growing and flourishing. 
  • Since our first graduating class in 2002 until today, our graduates are working in Qatar, the region and around the world. They are working in the public and private sectors with some having joined family businesses or starting their own. Our alumni are employed at companies and organizations such as Ashghal, Anti Doping Lab Qatar, Aspire, Doha Film Institute, Enterprise Qatar, International Bank of Qatar, Ministry of Civil Defense, Ministry of Interior, Msheireb Property, Museum of Islamic Art, Museum Authority, Ooredoo, Qatar 2015 Handball Committee, Qatar Airways, Qatar Foundation, Qatar University, Qatari Diar Real Estate, RasGas, Woqood, Total Qatar, Salam Enterprise, Private Engineering Office, and many others. 
  • Other alumni have gone on to graduate degree programs at prestigious institutions such as Royal College of Art (London, UK), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA),  Hamad bin Khalifa University (Qatar), HEC Paris (France), University College London (UK), New York University (USA), Rhode Island School of Design (USA), Colorado State University (USA), University of Edinburgh’s College of the Arts (UK), University of Vermont (USA), University of Nottingham (UK), and Virginia Commonwealth University (USA) and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar.
  • VCUarts Qatar is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) School of the Arts, located in the historic city of Richmond, in the state of Virginia, USA. Established in 1838, VCU’s academic rigor, reputation and traditions have withstood the test of time!
  • VCUarts Qatar was the first campus established in Education City Doha - established in 1998 through a partnership with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development

Office of Admissions

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Doha - QATAR

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