Taught course

Art Psychotherapy (International)

Institution
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree or equivalent in the area of the visual arts supported by a portfolio of art work (no more than 20 examples) in a variety of media over a period of time. Degrees in subjects such as psychology, social work, nursing, education etc. will be considered if supported by a substantial portfolio of art work. It is recommended to include sketchbooks, slides, photographs, and CDs and DVDs are acceptable.

Normally a minimum of one year’s full-time experience (or p/t equivalent) of work in a caring capacity or equivalent. Relevant care work includes: nursing assistant, project worker, arts instructor, care work in a community setting, art teaching, or facilitating art workshops. Some experience of personal art psychotherapy or psychodynamic psychotherapy, or experiential workshops in creative therapies is desirable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will prepare you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council to work as an art psychotherapist. It contains a beneficial placement element which will maximise the learning experience.

This MSc Art Psychotherapy is based in the School of Health Sciences at QMU. We invite applicants with a minimum of one year’s experience of working in the caring professions, such as psychiatry, education, social services and the voluntary sector. It will enable you to develop a career in this rewarding profession.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Margaret Hills de Zarate
Email
mhillsdezarate@qmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 474 0000