Community and Continuing Education Program


The Community Programs are created for our community by our creative professionals. Bring your creativity, an open mind, your sense of adventure, and a willingness to learn and explore new ideas, and let's see what we can experience together as we learn about art and design. 

Forget what you might have heard or been told: we know that everyone is creative, so ignore your background and your age, and begin exploring and learning more about art and design with the VCUarts Qatar Community learning program. 

PD) Portfolio Development Program - 21 Aug - 14 Dec 2022:

Get an edge on your portfolio and choose one of four non-credit portfolio development courses designed to help high school students acquire the skills necessary to prepare admissions portfolios. 

FP01) Shorts by Forties (Free) - 29 Aug - 19 Sep 2022:

  • This class will teach participants the basics of script writing so that they can write original scripts for short films 1-5 minutes long 


This program offers curricula and learning experiences explicitly tailored to the development of professionals looking to prepare for career progression or changes precipitated after graduation. Carefully constructed to adapt to ever-changing industrial demands and challenges by established professional artists and designers in the region, the courses cover Art Therapy, Design Thinking for Creative Entrepreneurship, The Fashion Business Program, Product Design, and User Experience Design.

CE5)  Art Therapy - Level 6: Creative Therapeutic Practice For Children & Young People (Online) - 20 Aug 2022 - 24 June 2023  

  • This course is a level 6 diploma, delivered over 12 months, and is the first in the region, certified by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). It has been designed and created specifically to support the growing number of children and young people experiencing mental health and emotional issues, particularly since the pandemic. This theoretical and practice-led course will provide learners with the essential research-informed creative therapeutic skills required to work effectively and ethically with children and young people.​

On-Campus Regulations: 

  • Show a green Ehteraz status to security at the main entrance to enter VCUarts Qatar.
  • 1m social distancing is required.
  • Beginning July 7th 2022, we will return to required masking in indoor public spaces for individuals six years or older. In line with this policy, all employees, students, contractors, and visitors will be required to wear a face mask while in the VCUarts Qatar building, unless alone in an office, classroom, or studio, or eating or drinking in designated dining spaces.  

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