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2018-19 school year

Aug. 13 -Aug. 17, 2018

First year boot camp

Aug. 21, 2018

Orientation

Aug. 23, 2018

Fall classes begin

Sep. 3, 2018

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 1, 2018

Fall 2018 application released

Oct. 18 -Oct. 19, 2018

Reading Days

Oct. 24 -Oct. 26, 2018

Brandcenter board meeting

Nov. 8, 2018

AICP Show

Nov. 22 -Nov. 23, 2018

Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 10 -Dec. 14, 2018

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 21 -Jan. 1, 2019

Closed for winter break

Jan. 14, 2019

Spring classes begin

Jan. 21, 2019

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 1, 2019

Early decision application deadline

Mar. 2 -Mar. 10, 2019

Spring break

Apr. 1, 2018

Final application deadline

Apr. 24 -Apr. 25, 2019

Recruiter session

May. 2 -May. 10, 2019

Final projects/presentations

May. 11, 2019

Graduation

AlumniNovember 27, 2018

Brandcenter alum started an agency from a rented billboard

Sam Dolphin (Copywriting, 2011) and his creative partners were looking to reintroduce some risk and fun to advertising. So they rented a billboard in Oakland, CA and are using it as a canvas to connect to the community. "In a lot of ways, creativity has turned into a math formula, and we wanted to get back to the fun-unknown-experimentation world that initially inspired us to get in this business.”

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In the NewsNovember 9, 2018

Brandcenter professor designs a barricade to stop school shooters in their tracks

After Sandy Hook, VCU Brandcenter Professor Scott Witthaus knew that something had to be done about school shootings. He began to think of ideas for a product that could actually help stop shooters in their tracks. He and his creative partner Chris McCann invented DropLock, an easy-to-deploy barricade system that can keep shooters at bay for about 10 minutes, buying time for students before law enforcement could arrive.

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Analysis & OpinionNovember 9, 2018

Brandcenter professor Kelly O'Keefe featured on NPR podcast

Brandcenter professor Kelly O'Keefe was recently a guest on NPR's "With Good Reason" podcast in an interview entitled "Brand Survival in the Trump Era." He explores what happens when brands take a stand in a politically divided world, and how communicators can use their talents to make the world better.

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In the NewsNovember 8, 2018

Board member brings AICP Show featuring alumni work to Richmond

Brandcenter board member and AICP President & CEO Matt Miller brings the AICP Show, 'The Art & Technique of the American Commercial" from New York to the historic Byrd Theatre in Richmond every year so that Brandcenter students can see the best work in the industry. This year 13 Brandcenter alums have work in the show.

 

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