Al Luqta Street
Education City
P.O. Box 8095
Doha, Qatar
Phone: (+974)
4402 0555
Fax: (+974) 4402 1489

qatar.vcu.edu

Funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development

Akel I. Kahera
Dean

Line Christiansen
Associate dean for academic affairs

Gary Huff
Associate dean for administraton

Greet Provoost
Assistant dean for enrollment and registration services

Valerie Jeremijenko
Assistant dean for student affairs

Meike Kaan
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.