24 months
622 CAD/credit 18660 CAD/year
284 CAD/credit 8520 CAD/year
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Art Therapy at Concordia University Montréal allows you to combine your passion for art with therapeutic work.


Program Details

With Art Therapy at Concordia University Montréal you will develop wide-reaching applications for art therapy, working directly with clients alongside departmental supervisors. Placement opportunities include hospitals and health care institutions, community centres, geriatric facilities, and schools. 

The Art Therapy option is a professional program that meets the education standards set by the Canadian Art Therapy Association. Graduates are eligible to become members of the Quebec Art Therapy Association and to apply for the Canadian Certified Counsellor designation offered through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Practicum in the Creative Arts Therapies
  • Selected Issues in the Creative Arts Therapies
  • Independent Studies in Creative Arts Therapies
  • Creative Process in Clinical Practice for Creative Arts Therapists
  • Interdisciplinary Topics: Cross-cultural Competence in the Creative Arts Therapies
  • Studio Media and Practice for Creative Arts Therapists
  • Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Clinical Practice in the Creative Arts Therapies
  • Interdisciplinary Topics: Ethics in Research in the Creative Arts Therapies
  • Family Systems and the Creative Arts Therapies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 24 credits in visual arts (18 credit in studio arts and 6 credits in art history, art theory, art education or approved equivalents); 24 credits in psychology (must include courses in Introductory, Developmental and Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Research Methodology, or approved equivalents); and An Introduction to Art Therapy (3 credits).
  • Overall grade average of B or better is expected.
  • Previous work experience in a clinical, rehabilitative or educational setting is expected.
  • Direct experience with the therapeutic process is highly desirable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18660 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 622 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 284 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Quebec residents: $90,84 per credit.

Living costs for Montréal

1074 - 1759 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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