In 1998, Virginia Commonwealth University opened its doors to 35 students with its first branch campus in Doha, Qatar. Focusing on the field of design, VCUQatar was the first of several universities to form Education City, a 2,500-acre campus that aims to be a leader in progressive education and cutting-edge research. In 2008, VCUQatar celebrated its 10th year in Qatar, and continues to make an impact on the community and its students.
Awards: Winner of a Regional Emmy (2009) for Excellence in the category of 'Documentary-Cultural'.
Credits: Produced by Lisa Figueroa and Jordan Rodericks (VCU-HDTV)
Eight to twelve-year old students at the Art Exploration course at VCUQatar learned how to design and create mythical creatures using painting, collage and clay skills to great effect during late June and early July 2016.
Animation by Noor Elbasuni
More courses will begin in late July 2016.
More information can be found here: qatar.vcu.edu/community/summer-program