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2021-22 school year

Aug. 20, 2021


Aug. 24, 2021

Fall classes begin

Sep. 6, 2021

Closed for Labor Day

Oct. 22, 2021

Closed for Reading Day

Nov. 2, 2021

Closed for Election Day

Nov. 22 -Nov. 28, 2021

Closed for Fall / Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 13 -Dec. 17, 2021

Final projects/presentations

Dec. 23 -Jan. 2, 2022

Closed for winter break

Jan. 17, 2022

Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18, 2022

Spring classes begin

Mar. 6 -Mar. 13, 2022

Spring break, no classes

May. 2 -May. 6, 2022

Final projects

May. 14, 2022


AlumniAugust 31, 2020

Brandcenter alums create an immersive digital experience at ‘Red Rocks Unpaused’

When Red Rocks Amphitheatre put their 2020 concert season on pause, alums Kelley Bode (CW, 2019), Jeff Gillette (CW, 2006), Bonni Dinerstein (ST, 2020), and their team at Madwell created an interative music festival to keep the music alive.

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Analysis & OpinionAugust 24, 2020

Tales from SIXTY: Interning During a Pandemic, Cat Marsh (ST, 2021)

With a pandemic hitting right in the middle of internship season in 2020, everyone at the Brandcenter was thrown a huge curveball. Some internships went virtual, but many were canceled altogether.

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AlumniAugust 19, 2020

Two Minutes with Brandon Viney (AD, 2012), Creative Lead at Google

"Growing up, being 'creative' was seen as more of a nuisance than something that was recognized as a gift." In a piece on Muse by Clio, Brandcenter alum Brandon Viney (AD, 2012), Creative Lead at Google talks about his journey growing up in rural Virginia and going on to work with some of the biggest brands in the world.

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AnnouncementsAugust 12, 2020

Brandcenter Presents Three Endowed Scholarships in Support of a More Diverse Industry

Contributions now being accepted for three endowed scholarship funds, together designed to strengthen a diverse student population at Brandcenter.

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AnnouncementsJuly 31, 2020

Brandcenter Students Win Big at 2019 Richmond Ad Show

Brandcenter students were awarded 10 cannonballs at the virtual celebration, including “Best in Show - Student Show” by Isabel Kerr (CW, 2021)

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AnnouncementsJuly 24, 2020

Two Brandcenter Teams Win D&AD New Blood Awards

Two Brandcenter student teams were named winners in the 2020 New Blood Awards, a program by D&AD.

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AnnouncementsJuly 22, 2020

Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series // Val Middleton, Brand Curry - Under Armour

The Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series features Val Middleton, Head of Marketing at Curry Brand, Under Armour.


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AlumniJuly 21, 2020

Developing UX Solutions for Getting Grocery During a Pandemic

Joelle Halle (XD, 2019) and her team at Kroger Technology & Digital are implementing UX solutions to keep grocery shoppers and associates safe during the pandemic.

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AnnouncementsJuly 15, 2020

Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series // Brad Blondes, MetLife

The Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series features Brad Blondes, VP, Global Head of Brand Creative & Design at MetLife.


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In the NewsJuly 10, 2020

Mira Kaddoura (AD, 2002) and Vann Graves Named to 600 & Rising Board of Directors

The newly formed nonprofit organization advocates for Black people working in the advertising industry.

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AnnouncementsJuly 8, 2020

Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series // Ben Hughes, Squarespace

The Brandcenter Director’s Council Spotlight Series continues with Ben Hughes, VP of Brand Design at Squarespace.

In an interview with Brandcenter, Ben shares his definition of creativity and the one piece of advice he’s carried with him throughout his career.

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AnnouncementsJuly 1, 2020

Brandcenter Welcomes Holly Hessler, Copywriting Professor

Holly Hessler returns to the Brandcenter after more than a decade at agencies such as 72andSunny, Chiat LA, and most recently McCann. In an interview with our communications team, Holly talks about her love of inner-office planking contests and what she would tell herself as a Brandcenter student if she could go back in time.

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