Taught course

Art Psychotherapy

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• The demands of the training programme and the profession require you to demonstrate a suitable level of life experience and maturity • An undergraduate degree in relevant field of study, an equivalent professional qualification, or extensive experience in a related field. Evidence of substantial experience of artistic practice including exposure to, and experience of, a variety of styles and media in the art form are also required • Significant practical experience (voluntary or paid) in a relevant setting, or with clients or service users, to demonstrate that you are able to work with a range of client groups • Successful applicants will also be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check, and provide professional and personal references and a GP Health Declaration.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Art Psychotherapy course at the University of South Wales is essential if you are looking to gain the skills necessary to become a qualified Health and Care Professions’ Council (HCPC) Art Psychotherapist. You may be a graduate or already working in a related area looking to progress and to qualify professionally.

On the MA Art Psychotherapy course, you will benefit from training alongside colleagues who are trainee Music Therapists in this cross-modality opportunity. You will acquire insight and shared understanding of other creative modalities, as a basis for future professional practice in multi-disciplinary teams and departments.

In your first year of study, you will participate in Infant Observation, providing you with a grounding in human development that will inform the rest of your studies.

Throughout the programme an experiential group, study groups and other University events will provide insight into the principles, practices and effectiveness of Art Psychotherapy.You will go out on placement in supervised and University approved placement settings in the second and third years, with a pre-clinical experience placement in semester two of the first year

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
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