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Full time | University of Roehampton | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Therapy Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

This course is designed for experienced artists and professionals who have worked within a clinical setting and would like to build a rewarding career as an art psychotherapist.

You will be taught by leading experts who will equip you with the skills, experience, and confidence to work as an art psychotherapist in challenging, yet rewarding environments. Our graduating students are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Registered practitioners work in a variety of different settings including psychiatric hospitals, social services departments, special education, prisons and the voluntary sector.

Our comprehensive programme is divided into three areas covering theory, experiential learning and work placement experience. The theoretical aspect covers child developmental and psychodynamic principles alongside art therapy theory and Jungian analytical psychology. This perspective is located within the larger field of analytical psychotherapy and provides you with an in-depth theoretical underpinning that informs clinical practice.

A vital part of the programme is a supervised clinical placement which allows you to complete one hundred mandatory days of practice during your training. Placements are available in a variety of settings that include mental health (both in the NHS and other psychiatric hospitals and day centres), disabilities services or in hospitals or social services, special education, or a range of other settings.

Career options

Graduates go on to work as art therapists in fields including healthcare, education, adult mental health and the third sector. They work in multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Modules

This is a core module within the MA Art Psychotherapy Programme, providing the training with its unique philosophical base. This module enables students to trace the historical development of analytical art psychotherapy, as well as critically explore its conceptual base, through theoretical and experiential based learning. Analytic art psychotherapy is used as an inclusive term to encompass art therapy and art psychotherapy. Further, analytic art psychotherapy places the art object and art making process as the central determinate within which transformation may take place. As analytic art psychotherapy is informed by analytic psychology, it will draw its theoretical base from Jungian and post-Jungian theory. Through theory and practice, students will have the opportunity to gain critical insight into the relationship between imagination, art making processes and psychic change, along with how this may manifest within the triangular art psychotherapeutic relationship. Continuous links will be made to the application of this knowledge in clinical practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold a good degree (second class and above), usually in arts and design. Other disciplines such as psychology, teaching, nursing, the humanities, and graduate level professional qualifications in appropriate disciplines such as Occupational Therapy and Social Work are also considered. Applicants should demonstrate a maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist. Applicants need an appropriate degree of psychological mindedness including the capacity to form and maintain appropriate empathic relationships with clients. You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more