Al Luqta Street
Phone: (+974) 4402 0555
Fax: (+974) 4402 1489
Funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Akel I. Kahera
Associate dean for academic affairs
Associate dean for administraton
Assistant dean for enrollment and registration services
Assistant dean for student affairs
Executive director of communications and external relations
Hissa Al Garni
Director of strategic engagement and business development
Michael John Arrighi
Chief safety officer
Founded in 1998 as a collaboration between the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the School of the Arts in Qatar offers the baccalaureate degrees in art history, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, and painting and printmaking, as well as a Master of Fine Art in Design. Its purpose is to provide special educational opportunities preparing graduates for leadership roles in the design professions and art history. Courses emulate those offered on VCU’s Monroe Park Campus. Graduates are prepared for exciting careers in these growing fields.
VCU School of the Arts obtained the appropriate approvals from the VCU Board of Visitors and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and admitted the first class to what would become VCU School of the Arts in Qatar in fall 1998. SCHEV approved the request in April 2001 and forwarded its recommendation to the governor and General Assembly. The 2002 General Assembly adopted legislation authorizing VCU to establish a campus in Qatar.