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Inscape Education Management to Offer UAE Residents Free Graphic Design Workshops

9th November 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • The multi-disciplinary creativity and design institution will offer free online and on-campus graphic design courses for those impacted by COVID-19.
  • Highly-lucrative market skills such as Photoshop and Sketchup will be offered by industry-leading professors.
  • Top-performing candidates will receive a full-paid scholarship for a 10-week design program.

Inscape Education Management recently announced an initiative to extend a helping hand to UAE job-seeking residents who have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic by offering a free-of-charge, professional-grade Graphic Design training course, which includes building skills with industry-leading professional programs, Photoshop and Sketchup. This philanthropic move is aimed at upscaling design candidates’ existing skills to new fields within Graphic Design, Interior Design and Fashion Design, amongst others. The free design workshops will take place in December of this year, with six open spaces in each batch – in line with COVID-19 social distancing measures – where the selection criteria will be based on applicants’ resumes outlining previous work within the design industry, past exposure to the design and creative fields, and a valid UAE residency stamp.

Inscape Education Management is Dubai’s latest prestigious design institution, situated in Dubai Design District, a hub which hosts several annual fashion and design festivals and is home to a multitude of creative houses. The institution is a state-of-the-art design facility specializing in skills training within the design, creative, and commercial professions. Hailing from South Africa, Inscape has presented excellence in education by design for more than three decades, a key factor to the company’s recent expansion to the UAE. At the hands of its qualified professionals, Inscape has carefully crafted all of its courses to fit the demands of its students in a continuously developing industry, and strives to facilitate holistic learning to help individuals develop their full potential when it comes to the creative arts and design.

The free Photoshop and Sketchup workshops will take place on the 5th, 12th, and 19th of December this year, respectively, at the d3 campus or online through the Microsoft Teams application. After completing the free Graphic Design workshops, Inscape will then provide the top-performing candidate from each workshop an opportunity to join their 10-week online certificate course in Graphic, Interior, or Fashion Design paid in-full by the institution. Candidates interested in enrolling for the free workshops must bring their own laptops with them to the workshop.

“We are hoping to grant a new lifetime opportunity to people without a current job placement by boosting their design career prospects through our latest free online and on-campus training workshops – offered to the selected candidates – which will be tailored to their skill needs and preferred learning methods,” said Mornay Schoeman, Dubai Campus Director at Inscape Education Management, on the occasion of the institute offering the free design workshops programme. “Skills development within the creative industry is Inscape’s passion, and we hope to play an impactful part in leveraging local residents’ market skills and help them land new job opportunities, particularly during these challenging [Covid-19] times,” added Schoeman.

On a wider scale, Inscape’s unique teaching style aims at training candidates to have strong problem-solving skills within design thinking methodologies, enabling them to process and generate real-life solutions with confidence. Training not only takes place after working hours, providing working professionals with an opportunity to acquire new skills when it suits them – earning while learning for immediate impact within the workplace – but also offers morning and afternoon course schedules to suit all those who want to step into the exciting world of design and creativity.

The institution boasts modern and fully-equipped studios to provide students with a stimulating learning environment, hosting a variety of resources required to complete their learning. To provide students with the most personalized learning experience, the institution enforces a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:10 at most and utilises real-world training and projects for students to apply what they have learned within and beyond the classroom walls. In parallel, Inscape offers a blended learning experience via virtual and on-campus classes for a majority of its courses.

Inscape’s variety of subjects focus on a range of design aspects across digital, fashion, interior design, and communication. Individuals who wish to study these design concentrations can select to participate in short courses, certificate courses, masterclasses and software training; ranging from three to six sessions or four to ten weeks.

The institution’s flagship programme includes its 10-week certificate courses in Graphic Design, Interior Design or Fashion Design, as well as its Advanced Certificate in the Business of Design. The certificate courses are offered at a fundamental (level 1) or advanced (level 2) learning option to ensure students are equipped with the necessary skills and training to excel.

UAE residents interested in applying for the free Graphic Design workshops at Inscape can submit their resumes to, or WhatsApp +971529473935 for more information on the free workshops in December.


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About Inscape


Established in 1981 by Harry Edmonds and Cherry Whitehead, Inscape Education Group is the oldest privately owned multi-disciplinary creative arts institution in South Africa. Inscape Education Group has been offering excellence in education, by design for more than three decades, but Inscape Education Group never forgets that the reason for our existence is our people. This institution offers a variety of programmes ranging from six-month courses to accredited and registered postgraduate programmes for individuals seeking to develop and enhance their creative drive.

Much like the meaning of ‘inscape’, a term coined by Victorian poet Gerald Manley Hopkins, the company aims to unfold the unique essence or inner nature of its students through its industry developed courses. The culture at Inscape was built on a value system that encourages quality, authenticity, and relationships, all of which are reflected throughout the institution by continuously delivering on quality products and services, remaining genuine in its actions, and building on existing and extending connections amongst staff, students, alumni, and the industry. Through its various programmes and its recent global expansion, Inscape hopes to become a household brand, achieve global awareness, and promote an Inscape culture that recognizes the potential of individuals and its students.

Inscape Education Management leadership includes Chief Executive Officer, Helen Buhrs and Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Cromhout, while Mornay Schoeman serves as the Campus Director for Inscape Education Management.

The talented staff and students of Inscape have made the company one of South Africa’s leading design institutions and have made it possible for it to expand across the globe to Dubai. If individuals would like to learn more about the programmes and courses offered at Inscape, they may visit their website at or email

Inscape’s Flagship Design Courses Include:

Certificate in Graphic Design – Level 1 and Level 2

Candidates will learn the fundamentals of graphic design with an exciting drawing and creativity boot camp, where no prior drawing or art experience is required. Students will also learn how to illustrate and manipulate imagery with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator apps, which they will use to create projects such as wallpaper for mobile devices.

Candidates will complete the course with a basic portfolio highlighting the new skills and capabilities. Advanced students learn Adobe InDesign, building magazine spreads, and an eBook which integrates handcrafted art and design with Adobe apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator practised in level 1.

Certificate in Interior Design – Level 1 and Level 2

This course enables students to explore the elements and principles of design, client and space analysis, colour theory, colour schemes and interior application, drawing and reading plans, elevations, and perspectives. Creating mood, sample and style boards, space planning and layouts. Enrollers will learn key software skills such as CAD for interiors, as well as explore various material choices and applications on various surfaces, in addition to participating in self-study for industry exposure and the creation of a basic portfolio.

Advanced students complete and manage an interior design project from start to finish. The course will enable students to engage with client analysis and briefing, along with the basic project management for interior design. Students learn to present their designs digitally, utilising creative techniques for perspective drawing and project presentation. The course also provides professional practice management with specific reference to permits and permissions related to Dubai’s laws.

Certificate in Fashion Design – Level 1 and Level 2

Enter the exciting world of dressmaking! This course enables students to learn the process of basic pattern drafting, by starting with blocks drafted to fit your body shape and size. Students are introduced to basic sewing techniques by constructing a shell blouse, fitted pencil skirts and shift dresses. Students will learn about all the styles and trends as well as a basic introduction to fabric types in the fashion industry. They will also follow an exciting self-study in industry exposure and create a basic portfolio.

Advanced students learn to analyse a real-world client for whom students will be expected to draft patterns and design a capsule fashion range. Students will be required to hone their sewing skills depending on the complexity of their pieces, and are introduced to advanced fabric manipulation (draping), advanced patternmaking and sewing, and fashion styling.

UAE residents interested in applying for the free Graphic Design workshops at Inscape can submit their resumes to, or WhatsApp +971529473935 for more information on the “free workshops” in December.