VCUarts Qatar celebrated the class of 2018 at their May commencement ceremony, with Dean Shawn Brixey visiting as the keynote speaker.

Shawn Brixey, the dean of VCUarts in Richmond and the Commencement’s keynote speaker told the students: “Be the pioneer of those discoveries. Harness the creative daring to make the world a more verdant, imaginative, and better home to all of us.”

The university conferred 53 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, painting and printmaking, and art history, and four Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in design. The 17th Commencement brings the number of VCUarts Qatar alumni to 677.

“VCUarts Qatar has been a steady source of innovation and alternative ways of looking at the world and at ourselves. As we end our 20th year, we continue to be excited about the opportunities to cultivate a dynamic intercultural environment of research, learning and community engagement that provides the context for the holistic development of exemplary artists, designers and scholars to build vibrant communities and diversified economies” said Dr. Donald N Baker, the executive dean of VCUarts Qatar.

Read the full article in Gulf Times.

Image: VCUarts Qatar co-valedictorians Asma Hasan and Dimitri Salomão giving their 2018 Commencement speech on May 7 at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. Credit via VCUarts Qatar. 


May 21, 2018