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Expressive Arts Therapy, M.E.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The programme in Expressive Arts Therapy at The University of Hong Kong provides multi-modality (multiple arts forms) training in expressive arts therapy in the fields of healthcare, education and community development. 

About

It aims to cultivate competent clinical and educational specialists ready to lead the development of the field of expressive arts therapy in Hong Kong and Asia. 

The objectives of the Expressive Arts Therapy programme, offered by The University of Hong Kong, are to advance expressive arts therapy knowledge exchange and training development in Hong Kong and to ensure that students are grounded in evidence-based expressive arts therapy practice and contributing to research development.

Students are required to complete 10 compulsory courses, 2 elective courses, a practicum of 500 to 750 hours and a dissertation. Graduates are eligible for professional registration as a Registered Arts Therapist (AThR) with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) upon completion of 750 practicum hours.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance
  • Full Time (two years, with classes conducted during weekday evenings and occasional weekends)
  • Part Time (three years, with classes conducted during weekday evenings and occasional weekends)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Applicants shall hold a Bachelor's degree of HKU or an equivalent qualification from a comparable institution, preferably in a field related to social sciences, healthcare, education or arts disciplines. 
  • Candidates with qualifications other than a Bachelor's degree will be considered on their individual merits. 
  • A minimum of three years of relevant post-qualification working experience is preferred. In addition, applicants shall submit an arts portfolio to demonstrate proficiency in using at least one arts form, (visual art, music, dance, drama or poetry). Qualifying examinations to test the applicants' abilities to follow the prescribed courses and/or interviews may be conducted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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