Ph.D. - by Research
We are the only institution in the UK offering all of the arts and play therapies (dramatherapy, dance movement therapy, music therapy and play therapy).
Our students go on to become state registered professionals with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Registered practitioners work in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, social services departments, special education, prisons and the voluntary sector.
General programme information
The MA Art Therapy will equip you with the skills, experience and confidence to work in frequently challenging but ultimately rewarding environments.
The training includes theoretical perspectives within a psychodynamic framework, workshops and a training group as well as supervised clinical placements. Opportunities for further development of your identity as an artist are both valued and fostered.
Art therapists work with a wide range of patients and clinical settings. This includes working with children and adolescents, people with mental illness, people with learning difficulties, elderly as well as people who have experiencing trauma. Most art therapists work within institutions as members of multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with psychiatrists, psychologists and other professionals.
The MA Art Therapy full-time starts with an intensive week followed by two taught days, two further days of clinical placement and one day for studio practice / private study per week.
You will need to complete 100 days of supervised clinical placement over the duration of the programme.
You will attend weekly personal therapy. This is mandatory for professional registration purposes.