Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

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.

Course Additional Entry

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.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,660  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,115  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,100  Academic year. First year home fees