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Training Bahraini artists to change the CG world

Bahrain is building a vibrant Digital Arts economy and Think Tank is a part of it.

There is a growing community of Bahraini artists looking to take their love of Film & Games and to step into the world of CG.

In 2023, Think Tank partnered with Tamkeen, the Kingdom’s economic labour fund, to build a comprehensive, career-oriented training program that teaches Bahraini artists the technical skills, real-world software and production workflows required to excel in the industry.

Called the Passion to Profession Digital Arts Training Program- it is the first of its kind in the region- and will foster the growth of a localized Film & Games industry while promote existing VFX, Animation and Game Art companies to establish studios in Bahrain. 


The next program starts June 3, 2024

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*This opportunity is exclusively for Bahraini citizens, who are over the age of 18 years or older, and present in Bahrain throughout the program.

passion tO profEssion

digital arts Training program

We want you to transform Bahrain’s digital arts industry.


This fully-funded opportunity prepares Bahraini artists who are looking to work in the CG industry. This program has been designed to turn those with little-to-no experience in 3D to experts in 3D software and industry-standard techniques. Ideal candidates will be passionate artists who can commit themselves to the rigours of the program.

“I believe Bahrain will make its mark on the Film and Games industry. Being one of the artists to help lead this forward is nothing short of an honor.”

โ€”Mohammed Attiya
Think Tank Bahrain Student / Aspiring Character Artist

The Program

CG Asset Creation for Film or Games

64 weeks / diploma

Think Tank Bahrain brings our signature online program to life in a unique hybridized setting. Learn the fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Texturing before specializing in either Characters & Creatures or Environments and Props for Film or Games. Work both remotely and at our state-of-the-art facility in Manama alongside an award-winning VFX Artist. Graduate with the critical career skills and industry-ready portfolio that is required to confidently step into an exciting career in CG.

Software we'll provide

  • MariMari
  • MayaMaya
  • MudboxMudbox
  • PhotoshopPhotoshop
  • V-RayV-Ray
  • NukeNuke
  • UVLayoutUVLayout
  • Substance DesignerSubstance Designer
  • Substance PainterSubstance Painter
  • MarmosetMarmoset
  • Marvelous DesignerMarvelous Designer
  • ZBrushZBrush
  • Unreal EngineUnreal Engine
Make a difference
This is an opportunity to be a part of the future of Bahrainโ€™s growing digital economy and CG industry.
Be industry-ready
Get trained in the most current software and industry standards to immediately work in Film or Games.
A global community
Make life-long connections โ€จand access a network of artists and studio professionals around the globe.
Stand-out portfolio
Create a high-quality demo reel that speaks to your area of focus and be prepared to work in Film & Games.

Term-by-term breakdown

  • Term 1

    Learn the basics of Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and 3D Modeling.

  • Term 2

    Pick a specialization: Focus on Environments or Characters for Film or Games.

  • Term 3

    Learn advanced software tools and start to work with a personal mentor on your demo reel.

  • Term 4

    Complete your mentored demo reel.โ€จ Undergo job readiness training for the next step.

The Think Tank Campus in Manama

Located inside the recently renovated Dana Mall, this brand-new campus features a comfortable classroom with ergonomic seating designed with collaboration and training in mind.โ€จSteps away, you’ll find the Epix Cinemas, a variety of uniqueโ€จfood vendors, and D11, a one-of-a-kind Esports facility.


This is where Bahrain’s digital arts industry will grow.

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