Master On Campus

Art Therapy

La Trobe University

24 months
39000 AUD/year
27800 AUD/year
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This Master of Art Therapy specialised program offered at La Trobe University provides you with training in the practice of art therapy, which combines art and counselling within a clinical, therapeutic or community context.  


Art therapy is used for the treatment and healing of developmental, emotional and psychological problems or disorders. It is also used as a wellbeing intervention for groups and communities experiencing distress. 

Career Outcomes 

After the Master of Art Therapy specialised program is offered at La Trobe University you will be able to work as a qualified art therapist in clinical settings including hospitals, community health programs, rehabilitation services, education and psychiatric settings, in aged care, palliative and forensic centres, with people experiencing substance abuse, eating disorders, rehabilitation, and numerous other health care needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Integrity Module 
  • Foundations of Art Therapy 
  • Art Therapy Counselling Skills 
  • Art Therapy with Children
  • Art Therapy with Adults
  • Group Art Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 077479B 

  • Academic level
Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Art portfolio (Compulsory)
Applicants must provide a written application and submit a portfolio demonstrating their skills with a range of visual art media (Compilation of 10-15 photographs of your own original artwork).
  • Counselling requirement
Prospective students who do not meet the counselling skills requirements for entry into the Master of Art Therapy may pathway through our Introduction to Counselling Skills Course.
  • Specialisations (Compulsory)
Fine arts, graphic design, art education, psychology, counselling, social work, occupational therapy or nursing.

Work experience

At least one year of human services work experience such as counselling and/or community work (paid or voluntary).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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