MA - Master of Arts
This course will enable you, on completion, to practise as an Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist. Art therapy enables expression, beyond words, and promotes psychological well-being. This HCPC-approved Art Therapy course is suitable for those working with a variety of client groups in health, social care, education counselling and community settings. The course will enable you, on completion, to practise as a registered Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist. The course is rooted in current practice with visiting art therapy practitioners throughout the course. We offer a specific placement preparation module which provides the bridge between theory and practice. We use a variety of teaching strategies, including lectures, experiential art making sessions, small group work and scenario-based teaching. We use a variety of assessment methods, including written essays, PowerPoint presentations, reflective models, portfolio and visual logs. Placement Experience is a core aspect of the training and is fully supported by the university.
Graduating Arts Therapists obtain work often in areas where placement opportunities are available. Placement Providers are able to assess service and individual needs and introduce art therapy into the service where appropriate. Education, health & social care services, community practices, NHS and independent sectors all employ art therapists. The BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists is the Professional Body for Art therapy. The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.
Applicants need to have an undergraduate degree in art and design or other relevant subject; a minimum of one years’ work experience (paid or voluntary) within a relevant care setting gained prior to application; a maturity of personality and self-awareness. You will be required to submit a 500-word written piece with the title 'What is Art Therapy?' on application. Your application will not be considered without this. This is to allow you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the field and your ability to write at Masters degree level.
Founded in 1839, the University of Chester is a prestigious Church of England institution that prides itself on being one of the UK’s first higher education establishments. It has famous links to former prime ministers, William Gladstone and the Earl of Derby, and its striking period buildings were the first in the country to be purpose-built for teacher training. Its specialist sites are situated across Chester, Warrington, Shrewsbury and...more
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