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2022-23 school year

Aug. 19, 2022

Brandcenter Orientation

Aug. 22, 2022

Brandcenter New Student Open House

Aug. 23, 2022

Fall classes begin

Sep. 5, 2022

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 21, 2022

Closed for Reading Day

Nov. 8, 2022

Closed for Election Day

Nov. 21 -Nov. 27, 2022

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 13 -Dec. 20, 2022

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 22 -Jan. 2, 2023

Closed for winter break

Jan. 9 -Jan. 13, 2023

BC Sprint

Jan. 16, 2023

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 17, 2023

Spring classes begin

Mar. 5 -Mar. 12, 2023

Spring break, no classes

May. 4 -May. 11, 2023

Final projects

May. 12, 2023

Graduation TBD

In the NewsJanuary 26, 2023

Tales from SIXTY: Nica Mendoza (XD, 2023)

Come as You Are: Nica Mendoza (XD, 2023) never saw herself going into the world of advertising. In reflecting on her life and some of the pivots she’s made thus far—studying fine arts and fashion design, serving in the Air Force, becoming a mother, and working for non-profits—she finds that it actually makes total sense she ended up at the Brandcenter in the Experience Design concentration. Because at her core, Nica is curious and imaginative, a natural problem solver and a maker. Read her story.

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In the NewsJanuary 18, 2023

Students Work with Axe and Lumē in 2023 Brandcenter Sprint

During the five-day competition, teams of Brandcenter students worked on real client briefs to create innovative business solutions.

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In the NewsJanuary 3, 2023

Two Brandcenter Alums Named Next Creative Leaders

Lindsay Cecero (AD, 2016) and Whitney Downing (AD, 2018) named Next Creative Leaders

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In the NewsDecember 14, 2022

Brandcenter students team up with University of Richmond students to launch a new product

Brandcenter second-year students brand innovative products created by UR students

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In the NewsNovember 15, 2022

Tales from SIXTY: Lanie Vorwerk (AD, 2023)

From the Creative Circus to the Brandcenter: Lanie Vorwerk (AD, 2023) reflects on the "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity of attending both the Creative Circus and the Brandcenter at VCU. Read her story.

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In the NewsNovember 11, 2022

The Brandcenter Welcomes Rich Weinstein, Associate Director for Extension Programs

Rich Weinstein to lead Brandcenter extension programs

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In the NewsNovember 9, 2022

Brandcenter Director's Council member Amber Guild Named CEO of McCann New York

"Ground-breaking executive and diversity champion joins McCann Worldgroup's flagship creative agency"

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In the NewsNovember 2, 2022

Tales from SIXTY: Peyton Spangler (XD, 2023)

Life in the Funnel: Peyton Spangler (XD, 2023) thought she wanted to be an architect but ended up at the Brandcenter in the experience design concentration. Read her story.

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In the NewsOctober 31, 2022

Marcel Jennings (CW, 2000) Named Richmond's Ad Person of the Year

Richmond BizSense: A Q&A with Marcel Jennings (CW, 2000), who was recently named Richmond's Ad Person of the Year

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In the NewsOctober 27, 2022

Sarah Wallace Carr (AD, 2018) Featured in Adweek's Tools of the Trade

Sarah Wallace Carr (AD, 2018) interviewed for Adweek's AgencySpy Tools of the Trade. Sarah is a senior art director at McGarrah Jessee in Austin.

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In the NewsOctober 24, 2022

Kelley Barrett (CW, 2020) featured in Little Black Book's Uprising Series

In LBB's Uprising series, Kelley Barrett (CW, 2020) talks about her creative journey and "The Lost Class" project, which led to her being named Cannes Lions Creativity Report's Copywriter of the Year.

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In the NewsSeptember 13, 2022

VCU News: Meet-a-Ram: Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen (ST, 2022) is featured in VCU News series Meet-a-Ram. Kevin talks about The Inturnship—a program he created to provide mentorship, education, and real-world experiences for recent graduates in advertising.

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