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Art Therapy MA


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.


Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Therapy

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

This course will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art therapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work and to establish you at the forefront of art therapy within a contemporary setting. The course offers experience of clinical art therapy practice and supervision as well as group work and current theory.

The role of the image as a means to explore and develop the potential for self expression via the art making process is extensively explored by way of a range of learning methods which include group art making experiential workshops, visiting artists, input from arts in health, studio time, gallery visits and regular exhibitions by art therapy students. Students are encouraged to develop their own art practice. You will have a personal tutor who will be responsible for monitoring your overall progress and you will engage in clinical placements. A further requirement of the course is that you engage in personal therapy which is self funded.

Art Therapists can work in a range of areas, including: health, social care; education; the community; hospices; forensic; the voluntary sector. Art making and creativity is used across a range of professions. Elements of the course can enhance continued professional development in a range of other professional areas.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Full time | Riverside Campus | 2 years | SEP-17

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £7155 full course fees

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

A degree in art or in another related area such as psychology, occupational therapy, nursing, social work; a sound current portfolio of artwork; 1 year's (full time or equivalent) relevant work experience which may be voluntary work; students should be able to show sufficient life experience and emotional maturity, as well as having the intellectual capacity to cope with the demand of the course; students need enhanced clearing from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), to provide protection when working with vulnerable clients; all prospective candidates need to attend an interview process which includes a short written piece of work and a discussion of the candidates' portfolio of art work; it is highly recommended that students attend an introduction, preliminary, or foundation course in art Therapy prior to applying for admission to this course.