Join a vocational course, comprising of campus and placement-based learning. We’ll teach you through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, to bring together theory and practice. We offer a stimulating learning environment, teaching through role play, visual art practice, peer participation and experiential group work.
You’ll complete 96 days of supervised placement learning to give you valuable experience in practicing art therapy in real-life settings. This experience will help guide you to become a mindful, relational and ethical art therapist.
Every step of the way, we’ll encourage you to be an active learner. To be creative. Art making lies at the heart of this course, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to develop strong practical skills. Plus, you’ll reflect on how to use your own art making as therapy practice.
Outside of the course, we’ll require you to explore your own therapeutic journey. To engage with personal therapy to gain self-awareness and to see the approaches used to facilitate honesty of expression.
The Art Therapy programme from University of Hertfordshire is offered on a full-time (2 years) and part-time (4 years) basis. With students on each pathway studying together. Both pathways are equally weighted in terms of practice-based and campus-based learning.
When you graduate from MA Art Therapy, you’ll be eligible for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
You’ll be qualified to practice in all settings, with all ages and client groups. These could include: the NHS, social services, the voluntary sector and mainstream education.
You could also establish a social enterprise within community, business, health or educational settings, drawing upon entrepreneurial skills taught throughout the course.
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- Core Art Therapy Skills
- Key Concepts in Art Therapy
- Intersectionality in Art Therapy
- Visual Culture and Art Therapy
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Liberal Arts School Counselling View 562 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
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International5810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11620 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
National4202 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8405 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
- UK: £1050 per 15 credits
- International: £1450 per 15 credits
Living costs for Hatfield
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.