VCUQ open house for students today
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA VIRGINIA Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQ) will hold an open house for prospective Master of Fine Arts students on Wednesday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at its MFA Design studio.
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 VCUQ. The evening will begin with an introduction and presentation by Constantin Boym, director of the MFA Design programme. This will be followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session with MFA faculty and some graduate students in the programme.
Besides information about the programme, the process of how to assemble a portfolio and other application details will be explained at the reception.
VCUQ personnel will provide details about scholarship and internship opportunities as well. Prospective students will also be taken on a tour of the state-ofthe- 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 programme in the Gulf region.
“This is a great moment to get involved with the MFA Design programme. In the next 10 years, there will be lots of design activity in Doha. The MFA classes are tailored to advance each student’s skills and to encourage them to think dynamically about every facet of design. We will work 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 Boym. No reservations are needed for the event which is open to everyone .