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2020-21 school year

Aug. 17, 2020


Aug. 17, 2020

Fall classes begin

Sep. 7, 2020

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 1, 2020

Fall 2021 application released

Nov. 3, 2020

Closed for Election Day

Nov. 25 -Nov. 29, 2020

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30 -Dec. 4, 2020

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 7 -Jan. 18, 2021

Closed for winter break

Jan. 18, 2021

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 25, 2021

Spring classes begin

Feb. 1, 2021

Early decision application deadline

Feb. 23, 2021

Reading Day, no classes

Mar. 24 -Mar. 26, 2021

Mid-semester break, no classes

Apr. 1, 2021

Final application deadline

Apr. 2, 2021

2nd year portfolio reviews

Apr. 9, 2021

2nd year portfolio reviews

May. 3 -May. 7, 2021

Recruiter Session Week

May. 5, 2021

Last day of classes

May. 10 -May. 14, 2021

Final projects

May. 15, 2021


AnnouncementsJune 24, 2021

Two Brandcenter Student Teams Awarded in The One Club’s Young Ones

First and second-year teams were awarded merits in the 2021 Young Ones Student Awards, a program by The One Club for Creativity.

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AnnouncementsJune 21, 2021

Tales from SIXTY: Resilience in the Face of Adversity, Chandler Webb (XD, 2021)

"My Brandcenter experience has been full of hard work, exploration, growth, and continual learning—it just didn’t happen the way I imagined it."

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AnnouncementsJune 14, 2021

Brandcenter students design award-winning marketing for The Commons at VCU

Lex Coelho (XD, 2021) and Chris Cole (AD, 2021) collaborated with University Student Commons marketing to design a new brand identity and website for the student affairs entity.

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In the NewsJune 10, 2021

Adweek Creative 100 Recognizes Four Brandcenter Alums

In their annual celebration of today's top creative professionals, Adweek named four Brandcenter alums to the Creative 100 list.

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AnnouncementsJune 8, 2021

Brandcenter Students and Alumni Sweep Richmond Ad Show

Not only did Brandcenter alums win multiple "Best in Show" categories at this year's Richmond Ad Show, but Jessica Collins (ST, 2010) was named Ad Person of the Year.

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AnnouncementsJune 7, 2021

Tales from SIXTY: Creativity Fueled by Analytics, Charlotte Robins (ST, 2021)

Second-year Charlotte Robins (St, 2021) worked for three years as a media buyer before coming to the Brandcenter. How her time spent focused on numbers and analytics led to a degree from the Brandcenter.

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AlumniJune 4, 2021

Four Brandcenter Alums Named 2021 Ad Age Award Finalists

Winners of the Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards will be announced in Ad Age on Monday, June 7.

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AlumniMay 25, 2021

Charles Hodges (CW, 2009) of Arts & Letters on His Journey With ESPN Advertising

In an interview with Muse by Clio, Brandcenter alum Charles Hodges (CW, 2009) talks about his experience in sports marketing and how it has guided his career thus far.

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AnnouncementsMay 15, 2021

Brandcenter Celebrates 2021 and 2020 Graduates at In-Person Commencement

Graduates from both the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 were recognized at an in-person ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia.

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AnnouncementsApril 26, 2021

Brandcenter Virtual Recruiter Session Week: May 3-7, 2021

The Brandcenter will debut the Class of 2021 in a virtual setting, utilizing a microsite to showcase student work and establish connections with potential employers.

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AnnouncementsApril 13, 2021

Interview with Dim Sum and Then Some Podcast Founders

Brandcenter students Marissa Liu (XD, 2021), Ivy Lu (ST, 2022), and Kevin Ma (CW, 2021) partnered up to create the podcast “Dim Sum and Then Some,” where they explore Asian food and culture.

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AlumniApril 8, 2021

Brandcenter Siblings

Siblings who attended the Brandcenter at different times share what it’s like being #BrandFam and real fam.

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