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2020-21 school year

Aug. 17, 2020


Aug. 17, 2020

Fall classes begin

Sep. 7, 2020

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 1, 2020

Fall 2021 application released

Nov. 3, 2020

Closed for Election Day

Nov. 25 -Nov. 29, 2020

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30 -Dec. 4, 2020

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 7 -Jan. 18, 2021

Closed for winter break

Jan. 18, 2021

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 25, 2021

Spring classes begin

Feb. 1, 2021

Early decision application deadline

Feb. 23, 2021

Reading Day, no classes

Mar. 24 -Mar. 26, 2021

Mid-semester break, no classes

Apr. 1, 2021

Final application deadline

Apr. 2, 2021

2nd year portfolio reviews

Apr. 9, 2021

2nd year portfolio reviews

May. 3 -May. 7, 2021

Recruiter Session Week

May. 5, 2021

Last day of classes

May. 10 -May. 14, 2021

Final projects

May. 15, 2021


AnnouncementsJanuary 20, 2021

Caley Cantrell published in “AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction” Journal

Brandcenter Strategy Concentration Chair Caley Cantrell co-authored a manuscript entitled, "Exploring the Intersection of the Digital Divide and Artificial Intelligence: A Hermeneutic Literature Review."

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AnnouncementsJanuary 17, 2021

BCsprint Brings Clients DoorDash and Peloton to the Brandcenter

During the competition, teams of Brandcenter students worked on real client briefs to create innovative business solutions in just five days.

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AnnouncementsJanuary 15, 2021

Ashley Sommardahl Named Brandcenter Associate Director

Long-time staff member and Brandcenter alum Ashley Sommardahl (ST, 1998) is named Associate Director of the Brandcenter.

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AlumniDecember 30, 2020

Brandcenter Alum Collaborates with Marvel to Create Comic Honoring Nurses During COVID-19

Along with his team at Doner, Brandcenter alum Rob Reid (AD, 2013) partnered with comic powerhouse Marvel to create The Vitals: True Nurse Stories, a comic book starring real-life healthcare heroes in their fight against a real-life villain: COVID-19.

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In the NewsDecember 23, 2020

Richmond for the Win

In an article for RVAMag, Brandcenter alum Rachel Scott Everett (AD, 2001) of creative studio EVERGIB discusses what makes Richmond one of the most creative cities in the country.

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AnnouncementsDecember 20, 2020

Tales from SIXTY: The Power of #BrandFam, Amanda Thao (XD, 2021)

Second-year Amanda Thao (XD, 2021) was chosen as a Made In The Future fellow: a career-building fellowship connecting emerging underrepresented design talent with design leaders from companies like InVision, Google, Lyft, Instagram, and Netflix.

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AnnouncementsNovember 25, 2020

#BlackBlackFriday Created to Support Black-owned Businesses

In a move to reframe the conversation around Black Friday into an activation to support Black-owned businesses, a team of second year Brandcenter students partnered with Seattle marketing agency DNA to create #BlackBlackFriday.

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AlumniNovember 19, 2020

Eight Brandcenter alums recognized at The Side Show Awards

Eight Brandcenter alums were recognized for their work in The Side Show Awards, an awards program that highlights the outstanding side projects of the advertising and design communities.

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In the NewsNovember 16, 2020

From Rebels to Mavericks

When a Richmond-area high school made the decision to abandon their mascot, “the Rebels,” Brandcenter students were brought in to tackle the creation of a new, more inclusive identity.

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AnnouncementsNovember 4, 2020

Brandcenter Students Excel at 2020 Griffin Farley's Beautiful Minds

Brandcenter students were part of the four team finalists at the 2020 Griffin Farley's Beautiful Minds Program, presented by BBH. Payal Pereira (ST, 2021) and her team won the competition.

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AlumniOctober 26, 2020

Shelby Bass (AD, 2020) named to We Are Next Advisory Board

Recent alum joins the advisory board at We Are Next, a major career resource for interns and fresh grads in advertising and marketing.

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AnnouncementsOctober 15, 2020

Brandcenter partners with Lighthouse Labs

Brandcenter student teams tackled brand and strategy work for eight small businesses through a partnership with Lighthouse Labs, a nonprofit business accelerator.

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