The Art Therapy course at University of Derby can lead you to a career in areas such as mental health, education, the prison service, social services and the voluntary sector, as well as in private practice (following gaining additional post training clinical experience), and increasingly, in business.
The course is approved and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, and recognised by the British Association of Art Therapists.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need to have completed an undergraduate degree, either:
BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies
a degree in the visual arts, or
an undergraduate degree in other related areas, such as psychology, occupational therapy, social work, nursing and have a sound current folio of artwork.
You'll also need:
around one year's full time (or equivalent) relevant work experience which may be voluntary work.
to be able to show you've got sufficient life experience and emotional maturity, as well as having the intellectual capacity, to cope with the demands of the course.
if you're first language is not English, you'll need to have IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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