This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

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

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

Amir Berbić
Dean for VCU School of the Arts in Qatar

Mohamed C. Amor, Ph.D.
Associate dean for academic affairs

Diane Derr, Ph.D.
Associate dean for research and development

Gina Giambattista
Associate dean for administration

Greet Provoost
Assistant dean for enrollment and registration services

Matthew Nelson, Ed.D.
Interim assistant dean for student affairs and director of student life and engagement

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.