Course

Master of Art Therapy

Approved Abbreviation: MArtTher


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4595.4

CRICOS Code: 013543F


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students enrolled in previous versions should discuss their course progression with their Course Advisor. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2011 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2009 to 2010 - 4595.3 Master of Art Therapy

Commencement Year 2007 to 2008 - 4595.2 Master of Art Therapy

Commencement Year 2003 to 2006 - 4595.1 Master of Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of individual, family and group psychotherapy in which participants engage in visual art processes within a therapeutic relationship with a highly trained art therapy practitioner. Art therapy is internationally recognised as a valuable therapeutic approach to a wide range of psychological, social and physical conditions. The Master of Art Therapy is a clinical training program that equips graduates with theoretical knowledge and practical experience for work in a variety of contexts including government and community organisations, health care settings and private practice. The Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy is available as an exit point only. Completion of this course entitles graduates to apply for registration with the Australian and New Zealand Art Therapy Association and coverage under the NSW State Health Professionals Award.

Course Advice

Dr Joy Paton - joy.paton@westernsydney.edu.au

Study Mode
Three years (Year 1 full-time, Years 2 and 3 part-time) or four years part-time.

Accreditation
This course is approved by the Accreditation Sub-Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) and graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Art Therapists (AThR).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course.

Inherent requirements

Admission

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

1. Hold a qualification as detailed below

2. Submit a portfolio of work and CV directly to the School

3. Attend a group Interview on campus (at Penrith)

Details of required qualification:

Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in visual arts, fine arts, or design

or

Have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline

plus

at least two visual arts units at university level or a VET Diploma of Fine Arts

Details of Portfolio of work and CV submission:

Submit in writing a 500 word statement of intent explaining the reason why you are seeking entry to the course and how your art practice relates to the therapeutic application of arts, together with a digital portfolio of your artwork (10 to 12 photographs of artwork)

and

Submit a full CV including details of a minimum of one year full-time equivalent work experience (paid, voluntary or student) in a supportive capacity with people in a community, welfare, health, the arts or education setting. The CV should also include names and contact details of two referees.

The portfolio and CV should be sent to: socialsciences@uws.edu.au

Details of Group Interview:

Invitations to the interview process will be selective, based on CV and other submitted documentation (see Portfolio details above), and interviewees will be ranked, as numbers admitted to the program are limited.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points consisting of the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1 is full-time study, Years 2 and 3 are part-time study.

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

101303Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups
101506Counselling 1

Spring session

101304Art Therapy: Application to Client Groups
101507Counselling 2

Part-time from Year 2

Year 2

Autumn session

400421Research Methods for Humanities and Social Sciences
400585Theories of the Social

Spring session

400586Integrating Theory, Research and Practice

Year 3

Autumn session

101784Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

Spring session

101785Further Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

4 Year Part-time Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

101303Art Therapy: Histories, Theories, Groups

Spring session

101304Art Therapy: Application to Client Groups

Year 2

Autumn session

101506Counselling 1

Spring session

101507Counselling 2

Year 3

Autumn session

101784Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

Spring session

101785Further Clinical Studies (Art Therapy)

Year 4

Autumn session

400421Research Methods for Humanities and Social Sciences
400585Theories of the Social

Spring session

400586Integrating Theory, Research and Practice


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