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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

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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Alums from almost every track work together to share the power of sports.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Team of Brandcenter Alumni at Arts and Letters Creative Co. creates inspirational new work for ESPN

You probably know Arts & Letters best for their Google work, but here’s some work for their newest client, ESPN. The A&L team included Blair Seward (AD, 2015), Elizabeth Daniel (CW, 2015), Albert Song (AD, 2015), Martin Madriaga (CBM, 2018), Jessica Sartoretto (CBM, 2013), Andy Grayson (ST, 2003), and Charles Hodges (CW, 2009.)

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Brandcenter alumni designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Brandcenter alumni designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box

Patrick Newman (CW, 2016), Rob Stone (AD, 2015), and their team at Erich & Kallman designed the new Reese’s Puffs cereal box. Follow the directions on the back and you can create your very own pair of actual reality googles. 

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Brandcenter alum visits The Today Show.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Slay Like a Mother featured on The Today Show

Katherine Wintsch (ST, 2001), author of Slay Like a Mother and founder of marketing consultancy The Mom Complex, joined Hoda Kotb and Maria Shriver on September 5th, 2019 to share advice for moms on how to stay present and manage expectations as a parent.

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Stacy Thomas Elsbury featured in The Capitol Communicator

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Stacy Thomas Elsbury featured in The Capitol Communicator

Check out this great profile on Stacy Thomas Elsbury (ST, 2001). Stacy is Founder and CEO of Good Run Research & Recreation. Find out what she’s most proud of, why work doesn’t have to feel like work, why research doesn’t have to be boring, and what’s on her Spotify playlists. 

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Brandcenter alumni create new work for Fanta, celebrate different vibes of their Gen Z fans.

In the NewsSeptember 20, 2019

Brandcenter alumni create new work for Fanta, celebrate different vibes of their Gen Z fans

Marcus Brown (AD, 2008), Marika Wiggan (ST, 2010), John Gaglio (CBM, 2015), Eddy Allen (AD, 2018), Matt Klugman (CW, 2017), Kelly Cabaniss (CW, 2017) and their team at Preacher created this new work for Fanta to celebrate the many different vibes of their Gen Z fans.

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In the NewsJuly 31, 2019

Brandcenter hires two alumni to join creative faculty

The Brandcenter is thrilled to announce two new creative faculty hires, both alumni: KT Schaeffer (AD, 2001) and Tom Scharpf (AD, 1998) will begin teaching this fall.

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AnnouncementsJuly 24, 2019

Meet our new Director of Recruitment and Admissions

The VCU Brandcenter is excited to announce Rachel Ensing as its new Director of Recruitment and Admissions. Check out our interview to see how she wants to make an impact at the VCU Brandcenter.

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AnnouncementsJuly 10, 2019

Team of six Brandcenter grads wins D&AD pencil

Period underwear. Diva cups. Organic tampons. Menstruation is having a moment—for those with access. For millions of others? Not so much. This is the nugget of truth at the heart of the 2019 D&AD New Blood winning case study by a team of 6 recent Brandcenter grads. This year’s brief challenged competitors to confront the social stigmas surrounding menstruation issues.

 

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AnnouncementsJuly 18, 2019

Summer Happy Hours July 25th

It's summer happy hour time! Check out the locations around the city and meet up with fellow interns, alumni or incoming students on July 25th. 

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AlumniJune 21, 2019

Alumni win two Cannes Grand Prix for New York Times campaign

The New York Times’ “The Truth Is Worth It” campaign from Brandcenter alumni and their team at Droga5 won the Grand Prix in both the Film and Film Craft categories at the Cannes Fesitval of Creativity. This marks the first time a single campaign has won the top honor in both those categories in the history of the festival.

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