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 VCUarts Qatar Community learning program. 

CPSM) High School Program (Summer): Art and Design 2022 - 26 June  - 21 July 2022

  • The Summer Program 2022 is an intensive three-week program with an optional week of portfolio classes. It is structured to allow students to design their own educational journey by providing them with an introduction to the different majors being offered and then making them choose one discipline in depth.

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. 


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.

CE3)  Introduction to Islamic Art - Journey Through Geometric Patterns of the Islamic Lands (Online) - 23 May - 15 Jun 2022

  • In this course, participants will have the opportunity to recreate beautiful geometric patterns from different corners of the Islamic Lands and learn the historical context of the origins of these patterns. 

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: 

  • All instructors and participants are to either be fully vaccinated* or will need to provide proof of a weekly rapid antigen test or proof of having recovered from coronavirus for building entry and in-person instruction.
  • You are required to provide identification and show your green Ehteraz to the security as you enter the building. 
  • Participants will be instructed to arrive a maximum of 5 minutes before the course start time and to leave immediately after the course end.
  • Social distancing and mask-wearing are mandatory at all times while in the building.
  • All MOPH guidelines and building access protocols will need to be adhered to at all times by all participants upon entry and while inside the building.

*PLEASE NOTE:  From February 1, 2022, the definition of a fully vaccinated individual is changing, as per previously announced MOPH guidelines. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have taken your booster vaccine (or that your second dose was less than 9 months ago) to maintain your EHTERAZ GOLD FRAME. Those that do not meet this criterion, will be considered unvaccinated unless you are exempted for medical reasons or have recovered from coronavirus, which will be noted on your EHTERAZ. To access the VCUarts Qatar building, attendees without a Gold Frame on their EHTERAZ will have to take a weekly ‘Rapid Antigen’ test at an approved clinic or health center at their own expense.

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