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

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

In the NewsSeptember 4, 2018

Brandcenter Agent of Change Scholarship Fund

Based on the shared belief in the importance of diversity, supporters of the VCU Brandcenter, the country’s premier graduate program for branding and advertising, came together over the summer to create the Agent of Change Scholarship Fund.

“This scholarship is designed to attract a greater number of students with diverse backgrounds – something our industry is critically lacking," said Kristen Cavallo, CEO of The Martin Agency. "We are honored to help promote this vital initiative to help change advertising for the better.”

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AnnouncementsSeptember 4, 2018

The VCU Brandcenter is hiring.

The VCU Brandcenter is looking for an executive assistant for our new executive director, Vann Graves. 

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In the NewsAugust 31, 2018

Hunter Kelly, Strategy Intern & Akin Abode, Copywriting Intern at HAYMAKER

We Are Next podcast and blog interviewed Brandcenter alum Hunter Kelly (Strategy, 2018) and second year student Akin Abode (Copywriting, 2019) about their internship experience this summer at Haymaker, a young agency started by Brandcenter alum Jay Kamath (Art direction, 2007).

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In the NewsAugust 27, 2018

Creative Q&A: Vann Graves’ homecoming

After 25 years of agency work that took him to advertising powerhouses in New York and Atlanta, Richmond native Vann Graves has returned home.

The Army veteran, Harvard graduate and Open High School alum has taken the helm of the VCU Brandcenter, starting earlier this month as the school’s fourth executive director after stints at ad giants J. Walter Thompson and McCann, and a 15-year run at BBDO.

 

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