A Masters in Art Therapy will provide you with a range of skills and knowledge related to using art as a form of therapy. These skills and knowledge will include an understanding of the psychological effects of art, how to create therapeutic art experiences and how to use art to facilitate healing.
You will also develop an understanding of the ethical considerations related to art therapy, and how to effectively communicate with clients. Postgraduates will learn how to assess patients with mental and emotional disorders, how to create treatment plans and how to evaluate the impact of Art Therapy.
In terms of entry requirements, you’ll usually need a Bachelors degree in Psychology (or a related subject), or a degree in the Visual Arts.
Why study a Masters in Art Therapy?
There are a variety of career paths available to those with a Masters degree in Art Therapy. Some of these include working as an art therapist in a hospital or mental health facility, working as a school art therapist, or working in a private practice. There are also many research and academic positions available to those with a Masters in Art Therapy.