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2019-20 school year

Aug. 19 -Sep. 20, 2019


Aug. 20 -Aug. 23, 2019

First year boot camp

Aug. 20, 2019

Fall classes begin

Sep. 2, 2019

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 18 -Oct. 18, 2019

Reading Day

Nov. 1, 2019

Fall 2020 application released

Nov. 25 -Dec. 1, 2019

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 9 -Dec. 13, 2019

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 21 -Jan. 5, 2020

Closed for winter break

Jan. 13, 2020

Spring classes begin

Jan. 20, 2020

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 3, 2020

Early decision application deadline

Mar. 8 -Mar. 15, 2020

Spring break

Apr. 1, 2020

Final application deadline

Apr. 22 -Apr. 24, 2020

Recruiter session

May. 4 -May. 8, 2020

Final projects/presentations

May. 9, 2020


KT Schaeffer (AD ‘01)

AnnouncementsDecember 2, 2019


Two of our students sat down to get to know KT Schaeffer (AD ‘01), Creative Professor at Brandcenter. She’s about to complete her first semester teaching Creative Thinking, in addition to being a collector of plants and a cat lover. 

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AnnouncementsDecember 3, 2019

Celebrating Kelly O'Keefe's New Business Venture

Please join us as we congratulate Kelly O’Keefe, Creative Brand Management Professor, on the rapid success and growth of his business, Brand Federation. At the end of this semester, Kelly will transition from his full-time role at the Brandcenter and turn his focus the company he founded a year ago. 

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Devin Altman (CW '16)

AlumniDecember 2, 2019


Though some alums may feel that ‘BC is over and was a long time ago’, I do not agree. I think there is a networking opportunity for graduates as well, no matter how long ago they graduated. 

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In the NewsNovember 27, 2019

BriElle Munizzi (AD '20) summer intern work now in Adidas stores in LA and NYC

BriElle Munizzi (AD '20) spent her summer in Los Angeles interning at Wongdoody, and now gets to see her hard work come to life with the launch of Strings Attached campaign supporting the Adidas' Creators Club rewards program.


In addition to creating all of the illustrations for the campaign (on the postcards, lanyards, shoelace patterns, and pin design), BriElle also had the opportunity to test her skills in UX design, creating wireframes and helping outline the Adidas app experience for the rewards program.


Where you'll see this work: a limited run campaign is now in select Adidas stores located in Los Angeles and New York.

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In the NewsNovember 5, 2019

Brandcenter Students Place in Caring for the Caregiver Hackathon

First year Brandcenter student Sharon Lee (XD, 2021) and second year student Andrea Owens (XD, 2020) participated in the 5th annual Caring for the Caregiver Hackathon on a team coached by Thea Pepperl from the VCU School of Engineering.

After 24 hours of brainstorming and creativity the VCU team placed 2nd bringing home $2000. In addition to the cash prize they have received a commitment of corporate sponsorship for their idea: an app for first-time caregivers, New Boots.

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In the NewsOctober 29, 2019

Brandcenter Alum Troy Gary (CBM, 2017) interviewed on We Are Next Podcast

Brandcenter alum Troy Gary (CBM, 2017), Director of Brand Strategy at Playboy, talks to We Are Next wants us all to create the environments we want to work in. Hear about how his early experience in sales and account management has been valuable, making sure we’re not talking to ourselves, fostering better relationships with senior leadership, why it’s smart to ask about an agency’s new business strategy in your interview, and the reasons behind his decision to take on a new role at Playboy.

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In the NewsOctober 30, 2019

A Heavy Dose of Holiday Magic From BarrettSF

With the holidays around the corner, Jessica Sugerman (AD ‘17) Kevin Albrecht (ST ‘15), and their team at barrettSF in San Francisco worked on the new holiday commercial for Cost Plus/ World Market - be sure to grab your tissues.

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In the NewsOctober 30, 2019

When you hear “Black Titanium”, what comes to mind?

For Jack McNamara (CW ‘18) and his team at McCann NY, it definitely wasn’t an advertisement for the New York Lottery. Jack and his team imagined that it could be the name of an intense heavy metal band. For serious heavy metal fans, check out their Black Titanium Spotify playlist.

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Celine Lee (left) joined honky-tonk performer Dale Watson on the last day of this year’s Richmond Folk Festival.

In the NewsOctober 29, 2019

Professor Kelly O'Keefe: Celebrating the arts and humanities

Creative Brand Management professor Kelly O'Keefe writes about the importance of the arts & humanities.

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In the NewsOctober 29, 2019

Allie Carr (CW, 2018) joins independent agency Erich & Kallman in San Francisco

2018 Brandcenter copywriting alum, Allie Carr joins independent agency Erich & Kallman in San Francisco office.

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AlumniOctober 23, 2019

Making ads is the least of what you gain from the degree

It showed me how to think like an entrepreneur and how strategy is the key to success in any business you dive into. It taught me that you need to differentiate your product and message to be successful.

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Brandcenter alumni make movie sequel for KFC.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Rudy II: He’s Colonel Sanders Now

Sequels are rarely as good as the originals, but we’ve got a good feeling about this one. Check out this new work for KFC from Katie Willis (AD, 2015), Ryan Snyder (CW, 2015) Jarrod Higgins (XD, 2010), Britton Taylor (ST, 2001), and their team at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. 

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