Entry requirements

  • A maturity of personality and self-awareness.
  • An undergraduate degree in art and design or other relevant subject.
  • A minimum of one years’ work experience (paid or voluntary) within a relevant care setting gained prior to application.
  • IELTS Level 7 for students whose first language is not English.
  • On application, you will be required to submit a 500-word written piece with the title What is Art Therapy? Your application will not be considered without this. This is to allow you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the field and your ability to write at Master's degree level.
  • A satisfactory occupational health check.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved Art Therapy course will enable you, on completion, to practise as an Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist.

Art therapy enables expression, beyond words, and promotes psychological well-being. This HCPC-approved Art Therapy course is suitable for those working with a variety of client groups in health, social care, education counselling and community settings. The course will enable you, on completion, to practise as a registered Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist.

We highly recommend undertaking a Foundation course before applying for the MA and this will be a good opportunity to meet the programme team and see the facilities. The next Foundation course will be running 16th – 20th September 2019. To book a place please visit our online booking page.

Why Study Art Therapy with us?

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.

How will I be taught?

We use a variety of teaching strategies, including lectures, experiential art making sessions, small group work and scenario-based teaching.

Most modules operate over 15 weeks with up to 40 contact hours per module. You will also be expected to undertake an approximate minimum of seven hours’ self-study time per week, per module.

How will I be assessed?

We use a variety of assessment methods, including written essays, PowerPoint presentations, reflective models, portfolio and visual logs.

Most modules operate over 15 weeks with up to 40 contact hours per module. You will also be expected to undertake an approximate minimum of seven hours’ self-study time per week, per module.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Health and Social Care Admissions
Email
hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk