By Nada Raafat Elkharashi, MFA in Design, Class of 2021, make up VCUarts Qatar's BFA+MFA Online Show. Photo courtesy-Nada Elkharashi

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, has launched an online exhibition presenting the creative output of this year’s graduating cohort of artists and designers.

The online show is a collective presentation of the skills and talents of VCUarts Qatar’s Class of 2021, made up of 85 graduates.

Design for the ageing, homelessness, cultural conservation in Qatar, gender stereotyping, third culture kids, mental well-being, nationality and identity, social hierarchies, and accessories, are some of the themes that have been examined by this year’s cohort of Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, MFA in Design, and Painting + Printmaking graduates.

By Almaha Al-Maadeed, PAPR, Class of 2021, can be viewed on VCUarts Qatar's recently launched BFA+MFA Online Show. Photo courtesy-Almaha Al-Maadeed
By Almaha Al-Maadeed, PAPR, Class of 2021, can be viewed on VCUarts Qatar’s recently launched BFA+MFA Online Show. Photo courtesy-Almaha Al-Maadeed

Despite most of the academic year being held online, VCUarts Qatar ensured that students had access to resources that would allow them to incorporate techniques such as animation, textile design, silk printing, fabrication technology, visual languages, product, print and website design, typography, home fashion merchandising, building code requirements, interior graphics, printmaking, digital painting, screen-printing, lithography, computer programming, and photographic stencil techniques, in their final projects.

The Class of 2021 follows in the footsteps of alumni who are making their mark in the four corners of the globe. Some of them have been recognised through international awards – such as the International Property Awards, and the Red Dot Award – while others have had their work displayed at prestigious exhibitions and events in places such as Doha, Dubai, London, Berlin, Moscow, Paris, and Hong Kong.

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