Taught course

Art Therapy

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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 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.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1244 511000