Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Art Psychotherapy

This programme provides students with a broad understanding of the theories and practices of art psychotherapy necessary for safe and effective clinical work; it enables students to practise 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 state registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC); learning is underpinned by the principles and practices of psychodynamic psychotherapy practised within the social; political and multicultural context of mental health care and informed by contemporary art practice.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree of at least 2nd Class standard in visual arts, or a degree in an allied area, or a professional qualification; a portfolio of art work showing evidence of a long standing commitment to art practice; experience of work in health, social services or education (equivalent to at least 1,500 hours); experience of personal therapy (ideally); the art portfolio should be uploaded electronically as part of the main application.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7078 5300