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The course reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy. It will give you experience of clinical art therapy practice under supervision, as well as experience of group work, studio practice and a critical understanding of current theoretical ideas.
To apply for this course you are required to have completed an undergraduate degree, either:
BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies
a degree in the visual arts, or
an undergraduate degree in other related areas, such as psychology, occupational therapy, social work, and nursing and have a sound current folio of artwork.
You will also need:
around one year's full time (or equivalent) relevant work experience which may be voluntary work
to be able to show you've got sufficient life experience and emotional maturity, as well as having the intellectual capacity, to cope with the demands of the course
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