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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Therapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is to train art therapists for employment in the public sector. This includes theoretical and practical knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to a range of client groups and settings. You are offered a broad theoretical foundation in the key principles of psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapy in relation to current art therapy theory and research. The programme area also offers a range of pre and post qualification opportunities such an Arts Therapy Foundation programme, Introductory and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses and research opportunities up to PhD. The MA Art Therapy course has links with the Faculty for Health and Human Sciences and European universities and organisations e.g ECArTE. The University is within easy reach of London by rail, road and air. The core staff team has an excellent reputation in terms of teaching quality and research in their fields.

The programme also employs other professionals such as psychotherapists and arts therapies who continue to conduct clinical practice with a range of client groups. You have access to a state of the art Learning Resources Centre which contains a wealth of material on related disciplines, maintained by specialist staff who provide support and advice when need. Personal Therapy for the duration of the training is a requirement of all students. MA Art Therapy places particular emphasis on the relationship art therapy has with other art forms such as fine art, ceramics, design, film and digital image making, on a theoretical and practical level. Experiential learning is regarded as a key experience with time and space given to the continuing development of the student's artistic identity.

The MA Art Therapy is approved by The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is situated in the postgraduate area of The School of Creative Arts. The programme places a strong emphasis on developing the student’s artistic identity in tandem with their understanding of the skills and knowledge required for safe therapeutic practice. Contemporary visual art practices that link to psychodynamic processes are taught across the curriculum. Students learn how research is a cross-discipline mode of enquiry while developing knowledge of how theory underpins and informs art therapy practice with a range of vulnerable people. Students attend placements throughout the course and develop themselves professionally through supervision, reflection and by articulating their practice in writing, research and presentations.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 2 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Discourse and Reflection: Art Therapy (30 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Art Therapy (60 Credits) - Core
Developing Art Therapy 2 (30 Credits) - Core
Research and Enquiry (15 Credits) - Core
Art Therapy Practice Part 2 (60 Credits) - Core
Consolidating Art Therapy (60 Credits) - Core
Creative Economies (15 Credits) - Core
Developing Art Therapy 3 (15 Credits) - Core
Developing Art Therapy 1 (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,890

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours Degree or its equivalent in Visual Arts, the Humanities, Education or a related field.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more