Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Art Psychotherapy

This programme will provide you with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work. The Masters enables you to practice as an art therapist in the NHS, Social Services, and educational establishments, and to become a practitioner registered with the British Association of Art Therapists and eligible to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). Your learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy practised within the context of mental health care, and informed by contemporary art practice.

Entry requirements

You should have at least one year's full-time, or the equivalent in part-time hours, 1,500 hours' relevant work experience prior to application. You should also have an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in visual arts/design, or in a related/relevant area, or a professional qualification. Art graduates may come from any area of the visual arts, including applied crafts. We accept graduates who may have studied a combined subject degree course such as art/psychology or art/sociology as long as they are not entirely theoretically based, but contain a substantial amount of actual studio practice. Examples of other approved subjects could be psychology, social science, and social anthropology - generally, subjects that are concerned with human behaviour, development and relationships. Such non-art graduates must demonstrate a long-standing commitment to and ability to practice in some form of visual art. With this in mind, if you're a non-art graduate you must send photographs or slides of a representative selection of personal artwork with your application. If you are offered a place you will need to fulfill the fitness to train criteria and undertake personal therapy whilst on the progragramme.

Course modules

Modules: Theory and Practice of Art Psychotherapy 1; Experiential Learning 1; Clinical Placement 1; Theory and Practice of Art Psychotherapy 2; Experiential Learning 2; Clinical Placement 2.

Assessment methods

Coursework, placement portfolios, mid-course case study, final clinical report.

Sponsorship information

Full time applicants can apply for the Corinne Burton Memorial Studentship covering fees and 2 further years' part-time work in a hospice.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,670 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,660 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,115 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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