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About

The Art Therapy course from University of Derby reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy. It will give you experience of clinical art therapy practice under supervision, as well as experience of group work, studio practice and a critical understanding of current theoretical ideas.

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Overview

  • The Art Therapy course from University of Derby is approved and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, and recognised by the British Association of Art Therapists.
  • Graduate with the eligibility to apply for professional registration as an art therapist or art psychotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements.
  • Become eligible to apply for full membership of the British Association of Art Therapists.
  • Gain first-hand, practical experience of clinical art therapy practice.
  • Develop your clinical reasoning and professional identity, and integrate your learning from all areas of the course through Independent Scholarship
  • See some examples of the imagery our students created as part of their independent scholarship that formed the MA Art Therapy Exhibition 2020; and imagery from our MA in Art Therapy annual environment sculpture project - Big Wood.

Careers

The course 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.

If you successfully complete the Masters degree in Art Therapy, you will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an art therapist or art psychotherapist, as long as you meet the HCPC’s requirements, and also for full membership of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).

Accreditation

‌The course is approved and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, and recognised by the British Association of Art Therapists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art Therapy Studio Practice
  • Art Therapies Theory and Research in Relation to Practice One
  • Art Therapy Clinical Placement One 
  • Art Therapy Experiential Group 
  • Art Therapies Independent Scholarship: A Body of Work
  • Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Language

    English
    IELTS admission requirements IELTS
    6.5

    Credits

    180 alternative credits

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Required

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS
    6.5

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    • Legal aid

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    To apply for this course you are required to have completed an undergraduate degree, either:

    • BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing
    • a degree in the visual arts, or
    • an undergraduate degree in other related areas, such as psychology, occupational therapy, social work, and nursing and have a sound current folio of artwork, or 
    • an equivalent professional qualification and extensive experience in a related field.

    You will also need:

    • around one year's full time (or equivalent) relevant experience which may include paid or voluntary work and experience gained through caring responsibilities in your personal life
    • 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

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      7350 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

    UK £950 per 20 credits

    Living costs for Derby

    540 - 852 GBP /month
    Living costs

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

    Funding

    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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