Taught course

Transpersonal Arts in Therapy

Tobias School of Art and Therapy · Tobias School of Art and Therapy

Entry requirements

*Candidates will require a first degree or where no first degree has been obtained life experience may be taken into consideration. *Candidates will be expected to produce a folio of their recent artwork. *Maturity and life experience are needed for this training and therefore the minimum entry age is 24 years old. *Evidence of good written and spoken English is required. Where English is not the applicant's first language, they should have achieved an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS. *Applicants are required to provide a medical report. *Prior to clinical placement an enhanced criminal record check will be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our signature programme is the well-respected, professional training in Transpersonal Arts in Therapy.

Year 1 of our 3 year training (Level 4 - LCGI Award) will provide students with art and facilitation skills necessary to enable them to lead art workshops to the general public and within Arts for Health settings as an Arts Facilitator.

Year 2 and 3 of the training (Level 7 - MCGI Masters Level Award) offers students a practical, artistic and therapeutic learning journey, providing the necessary skills, knowledge, theoretical understanding and practical competencies for a successful career as a Transpersonal Arts Counsellor

The orientation of the School is based on Rudolf Steiner's work known as Anthroposophy, a modern spiritual path that respects the freedom of each individual, through a holistic understanding of body, soul and spirit. This is taught within a critical context including Psychodynamic and Humanistic theory and practice.

The training offers distinctive curricula that unite a broad range of artistic, theoretical and experiential approaches into a whole journey. We believe art works through the human being's faculties to free and harmonise the dynamics of body and soul.

The small classes foster a warm, supportive learning environment, along with close mentoring and assessment of student's progress.

Progression throughout the training is by continual assessment.

Our graduates have embarked on fulfilling careers within various sectors and institutions including mainstream and special needs schools, clinics, hospitals and private practice.

Our campus consists of several well-equipped studios, a library, reception, student accommodation rooms and an administrative block all set within beautiful grounds. The School boasts an international range of highly qualified teachers, enabling its students to thrive in a culturally rich environment where difference and diversity are valued.

We are delighted to have a worldwide student community that stimulates an environment respecting cultural sensitivity and awareness of difference. Our community has students from all over Europe such as: Italy, France, Germany and Spain. Some come from the United States of America, Brazil, South Africa and from even as far as Australia and Japan.

See www.tobiasart.org for more information or contact us on info@tobiasart.org

Information for international students

Please visit the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website which details the new Points Based System.

Fees and funding

The internet is undoubtedly the most useful way to start your search for funding opportunities, and there are some excellent websites that offer details of relevant organisations.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work20
Professional practice40
Dissertation20 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Tobias School of Art and Therapy
+44 (0) 1342 313655