Full time September MA 2 years full time
Creative Arts & Design (9) Nursing & Health (27)

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Immerse yourself in the transformative power of art with our MA in Art Therapy. This programme places a strong emphasis on the image and imagination in the practice of art therapy. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you will gain valuable clinical art therapy experience and explore current theoretical ideas. With approval from the Health and Care Professions Council and recognition from the British Association of Art Therapists, you'll be eligible for professional registration as an art therapist. Our unique programme also offers personal therapy sessions and two clinical placements, giving you real-world learning opportunities. Join us and embark on a fulfilling career in mental health, education, social services, and more. Entry requirements include an undergraduate degree in creative expressive arts, visual arts, or related fields, along with a strong portfolio of artwork.

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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.

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Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you are required to have completed an undergraduate degree, either:

BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing
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.

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