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Check out the latest news about Brandcenter faculty, students, and alumni.

2018-19 school year

Aug. 22, 2017


Aug. 24, 2017

Fall classes begin

Sep. 4, 2017

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 19 -Oct. 20, 2017

Reading Days

Nov. 1, 2017

Fall 2018 application released

Nov. 23 -Nov. 24, 2017

Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 11 -Dec. 15, 2017

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 21 -Jan. 1, 2018

Closed for winter break

Jan. 16, 2018

Spring classes begin

Mar. 1, 2018

First application deadline

Apr. 10, 2018

International applicant deadline

Mar. 3 -Mar. 11, 2018

Spring break

Apr. 25 -Apr. 26, 2018

Recruiter session

May. 3 -May. 11, 2018

Final projects/presentations

May. 12, 2018


May. 15, 2018

Final application deadline

AnnouncementsJuly 18, 2018

Fall information session dates set

Register now for an information session at the VCU Brandcenter this fall. Come learn about our Master's program and five tracks from admissions epresentatives and current students and/or alumni.

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AlumniJuly 12, 2018

Brandcenter grad designed augmented reality tool to aid breast health

2018 Experience design graduate Berfin Ayhan (currently working at frog design) designed an augmented reality app to help women achieve better breast awareness and detect changes.

In this Q&A, Berfin delves into the design challenges she faced, such as figuring out who she was designing for (anyone with breasts?), heightened privacy challenges (the app works in airplane mode to guarantee no data is entering or leaving the app), and how to make users feel comfortable using it regularly.

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AlumniJuly 9, 2018

Brandcenter summer happy hours: July 19th

At 6pm on Thursday, July 19th, alumni, current and incoming students will meet up around the country for happy hour. The Brandcenter Class of 2019 has coordinated the events in the cities where they are interning so that #BrandFam in each city can reconnect, meet new alums in the area, and welcome the newest class of students. 

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In the NewsJune 18, 2018

Recent grad's "Nastybot" featured in FastCo.Design

Berfin Ayhan, 2018 experience design graduate, designed a bot that uses facial recognition tech to automatically respond to internet creeps with snarky comebacks, or block or report them. 

“I think defusing situations with humor can be very helpful,” Berfin says. “You feel like you can be safe behind having fun with it, especially when you’re feeling threatened.”

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