Art Therapy at University of Chester - UCAS

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Course summary

This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved Art Therapy course will enable you, on completion, to practise as an Art Therapist/Art Psychotherapist, and aims to enable you to gain the highest level of knowledge, skills and behaviour that will establish you at the forefront of art therapy within a contemporary setting. Why Study Art Therapy with us? The use of art therapy is widely recognised as a discipline that enables expression, beyond words, in a variety of settings, and promotes psychological and emotional well-being. Our course is suitable for those working in health, education, counselling, community and social care settings, as well as for promoting individual personal and professional development. Art Psychotherapists work with a range of patients and clinical settings. They work with children, adolescents, people with mental illness, people with learning difficulties, the elderly, and people who have experienced trauma – in forensic and community settings. How will I be taught? We use a variety of teaching strategies, including lectures, experiential art making sessions, small group work and scenario-based teaching. Most modules operate over 15 weeks with up to 40 contact hours per module. You will also be expected to undertake an approximate minimum of seven hours’ self-study time per week, per module.


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Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods is used including written work, seminar presentations, visual logs, practice placement records and reflective commentaries.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council

Entry requirements

UK/EU Applicants: A maturity of personality and self-awareness compatible with training as a therapist. An undergraduate degree in art and design or other relevant subject. A portfolio of recent artwork (at interview). The portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s exploration of self through the art making process. A minimum of one years’ experience working within a care setting with clients relevant to the course. This can be paid or voluntary work. English Language Requirements Level 7. Students will be expected to have access to personal therapy during the course, which is self-funded. International Applicants: See Providers website

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Art Therapy at University of Chester - UCAS