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Art Psychotherapy Practice
Postgraduate course
MA

Art Psychotherapy Practice

We are unable to consider applications to this course from students requiring a Tier 4 visa for study in the UK.

Overview

Develop the confidence, expertise and practical skills to become a professional art therapist, able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council and help change lives for the better.

You will learn how to use art therapy to help people with very different emotional and mental health needs to feel a sense of inclusion and bring about positive changes to their lives. You will also develop your knowledge and experience by studying the theories that lie at the heart of art therapy.

You will enhance your expertise and refine your practical skills through supervised practice in the field. You will take part in a placement organised by course staff and lasting between 100 and 120 days. This will give you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients with different needs and in a range of settings.

Please note this course is delivered in Sheffield.



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You will take part in a placement organised by course staff consisting of 100-120 days. This offers you first-hand experience in providing art therapy for clients in a range of settings so you can achieve a good standard of proficiency in line with the requirements for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Fine Art, Art Therapy, Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Science. Professionals including Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses and others working in the caring professions will also be considered. All applicants must have evidence of some relevant pre-course experience in a field related to the caring professions. Those applicants who do not have graduate qualifications in fine art will need to submit a substantial and developing body of current artwork and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own artwork. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award. Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of artwork as part of the selection process. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link Applications should be made directly to Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, their website can be accessed through this link.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Fine Art, Art Therapy, Humanities, Psychology, Social Sciences or Science. Professionals including Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses and others working in the caring professions will also be considered. All applicants must have evidence of some relevant pre-course experience in a field related to the caring professions. Those applicants who do not have graduate qualifications in fine art will need to submit a substantial and developing body of current artwork and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own artwork. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 7.0 with no skill below 6.5 or an equivalent award. Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview and bring a portfolio of artwork as part of the selection process. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link Applications should be made directly to Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, their website can be accessed through this link.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

Liz Butcher

Careers

Liz Butcher
Deputy Regional Manager National Treatment Agency

MSc Criminology

“My course significantly broadened my knowledge, allowing me to focus on my chosen career of helping families where substance use, lack of employment and other social welfare problems are on-going issues.

Modules & learning

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Gain a critical account of the theories that inform art therapy/art psychotherapy practice.

Running throughout the course, this module helps you develop personal reflection and interpersonal and professional reflexive skills for working with clients and within teams.

Gain knowledge and awareness of the social, political, economic and practice contexts of art therapy/art psychotherapy, allowing you to ethically adapt them to specific client contexts.

Take a further examination and necessary adaptation of art therapy/art psychotherapy practice in a range of service contexts whether in health, social care, community care, or the third sector.

Demonstrate your developmental learning in breadth and depth, in addition to a variety of academic and practical skills. Studio work contributes to the development of your dissertation ideas.

Integrate and consolidate many aspects of the theory and practice of your course material by working in an institutional setting to gain experience of art therapy/art psychotherapy.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

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