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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 NewsAugust 12, 2022

Brandcenter student, executive director embrace new opportunities at Cannes Lions festival

Vann Graves serves as new dean of Cannes Creative Academy, and Shaunda Lambert has "once-in-a-lifetime" experience at global academy for students

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In the NewsAugust 2, 2022

Shaunda Lambert (ST, 2023) Wins Golden Ticket to 2022 Cannes Lions

Shaunda Lambert (ST, 2023) Selected for the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy at the 2022 Cannes Lions Festival

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In the NewsAugust 1, 2022

William Roberts-Foster (ST, 2012) Named to Adweek's 2022 Young Influentials List

William Roberts-Foster (ST, 2012) has been named to Adweek's 2022 Young Influentials list, which highlights individuals under 40 who are truly making an impact across media, marketing, tech, and the creator economy.

As the VP of Ad Innovation Strategy within NBCUniversal's Advertising and Partnerships division, William leads the strategic development, implementation, and optimization of new advertising formats on Peacock, NBCUniversal's ad-supported streaming platform.

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In the NewsJuly 20, 2022

Four Brandcenter Teams Win in D&AD New Blood Awards and Young Sh*ts Contest

Three Brandcenter teams awarded Pencils in 2022 D&AD New Blood Awards and one Brandcenter team declared winner in Young Sh*ts April/May 2022 Contest.

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In the NewsMay 14, 2022

Brandcenter Celebrates 2022 Commencement

The Brandcenter graduates the Class of 2022 Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia

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AlumniApril 27, 2022

How Nana Dadzie (ST, 2021) Took His Strategic Mind From Higher Ed to Advertising

In an invterview with Muse by Clio, Nana Dadzie (ST, 2021) talks about his path from higher ed to advertising—and how Brandcenter played a part.

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In the NewsApril 26, 2022

VCU Brandcenter Offers Support to Creative Circus Students

The Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University has offered its support to the students who are being impacted by The Creative Circus’ recent decision to close its doors in late 2023. The invitation is being made in consultation with and support of The Creative Circus administration.

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In the NewsFebruary 28, 2022

The Coinbase Ad Controversy Reveals The Ad Industry’s Great Divide

Director's Council Member & Brandcenter alumni speak to how to be a great client:

Kristen Cavallo (CEO, The Martin Agency) led the way for speaking truth out loud and aiming for impact. 

2012 Experience Design grad, Rachel Mercer (Cofounder and CXO, Proto) speaks to clarity of ambition and trust.


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In the NewsFebruary 28, 2022

Why you are the most important person in the (marketing) world

Brands are following you everywhere you go in the hopes of making you a fan — and customer — for life.

Vann Graves weighs in on the goal for brands with young people- to create habits around their products. 

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In the NewsFebruary 15, 2022

Brandcenter alumni show off their creativity in Super Bowl ads

The big game included ads featuring work by 20+ Brandcenter alumni for brands like Avocados from Mexico, BMW, E-Trade, Greenlight, Meta Quest, McDonalds, Toyota, Taco Bell, and more.

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In the NewsFebruary 15, 2022

What future Super Bowl ad creators thought of 2022’s commercials

The ads this year ranged from futurism to nostalgia and embraced living life to the fullest.

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In the NewsJanuary 28, 2022

Tales from SIXTY: Stephon Jacob (ST, 2022)

I have always felt like a detective; I love solving problems because I know there’s always a good solution.

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