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Art Therapy


Course Description

Taught at our Riverside Campus in Chester, the course aims to enable you to gain the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviour that will establish you at the forefront of art therapy within a contemporary setting, and is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The use of art therapy is widely recognised as a discipline that enables expression, beyond words, in a variety of settings, and promotes psychological and emotional well-being. Our course is suitable for those working in health, education, counselling, community and social care settings, as well as for promoting individual personal and professional development.

This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved Art Therapy course will enable you, on completion, to practise as an Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist. The course aims to enable you to gain the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviour that will establish you at the forefront of art therapy within a contemporary setting.

Art Psychotherapists work with a range of patients and clinical settings. They work with children, adolescents, people with mental illness, people with learning difficulties, the elderly, and people who have experienced trauma – in forensic and community settings.

Visit the Art Therapy page on the University of Chester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist. An undergraduate degree in art and design or other relevant subject. A portfolio of recent artwork (at interview). The portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s exploration of self through the art making process. A minimum of one years’ experience working within a care setting with clients relevant to the course. This can be paid or voluntary work. English Language Requirements Level 7. Students will be expected to have access to personal therapy during the course, which is self-funded.

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