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. 

CLS) Spring 2022 Program - 16 Jan - 30 Mar 2022 

  • Our Spring 2022 program is open to everyone who has a passion for art and design, is keen to explore a specific art or design topic, or wants to create for pleasure. No matter who you are, what you are, where you come from, or what you want to explore, we have classes suitable for everyone. 

CP) Children's & Highschool Students Programs:

CPSP) Children's Program (Spring): Sound and Illustrated Characters, in Motion! (Ages 11-14) -  13 Mar - 17 Mar 2022

  • Colorful, explorative, and a bit unusual, students will harness imagination through illustration, sound, and stop motion animation.

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.

CE2) Foundation in Art Therapy (Online) - 8 May - 19 May 2022

  • The course will allow participants to learn about the essence of Art Therapy and its implementation with different client groups and populations.

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) - 23 July 2022 - 27 May 2023 - Coming Soon!

This course isn't open for registration. Please fill out this form as an expression of interest and we will contact you. 

  • This course is a level 6 diploma, delivered over 12 months, and is the first in the region. 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.



Rooted in the program’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community, the outreach program catered to various individuals of different age ranges, communities and backgrounds. During the academic year, various programs were offered which would interest and cater to a larger community in Qatar. 

OR1) Future Museums Leaders​ (Online-Free): 

Three free courses by museum professionals aiming to develop museum skills in Education & OutreachAudience Development, and Curating

OR2)  Going Public: A public Art Educational Journey (Free) (Registration Closed)

  • The program is designed to allow the community members to access the knowledge needed to develop their own public art proposals.

For more inquiries:

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