- Course CodeCR_ATHPY_9
- Field of StudyArt,Art Therapy
- Type of CourseMasters Degree
- Type of QualificationMaster of Arts
- Type of Study Full time Part time
- Application Closing Date30th April 2020
- LocationCCAD, 46 Grand Parade
The Master of Arts in Art Therapy is a 2 year taught Masters providing professional training in Art Therapy. Through theoretical studies, experiential learning and clinical placement, students develop an understanding of the theories and practices of art therapy necessary for safe therapeutic work. The MA in Art Therapy is a recognised qualification for Art Therapy practice.
ECTS Credits: 90
Department of Arts in Health and Education, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Location: 46 Grand Parade, Cork
EU Applicants: €3,975 per annum or €7,950 in total + USI Levy*
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000 in total.
For information on visa requirements, please visit http://international.cit.ie
EU Applicants €2,650 per annum over three years.
*Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
Students on the full time programme are eligible to apply to SUSI for a grant. Grants are awarded for each academic year (i.e. September - June)
The training can be completed over either a full-time period of two years (4 semesters) or part-time over three years (6 semesters).
Attendance is four days per week on the full-time course (two college days and two clinical placement days) and two days per week on the part-time course (one college day and one clinical placement day).
On completion of this 90 credit modular course, individuals can register with the professional body, Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).
The programme aims to equip Art Therapy practitioners with a range of therapeutic skills and interventions to work with both individual and group clients in a range of health and community settings. It follows three strands of learning:
|No. of semesters||4|
|No. of weeks per semester||13|
|No. of timetable hours week||12hrs College &
12 hrs Clinical Placement
|Timetabled Hours||9.00am – 5.30pm College
9.00am – 5.00pm Clinical Placement
Master of Arts in Art Therapy (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
The MA Art Therapy welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds. Applicants normally require:
Because of the clinical placement component of this course, it is a condition of entry that all successful applicants who gain a place on the course will be subject to the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) procedure.
Offers of a place on this programme will be provisional and contingent on the applicant’s satisfactory completion of this Vetting Procedure.
You can only apply to this course via the 'Apply Online >>' link button below, using a desktop, laptop, or tablet
Online applications cannot be made on a smart phone.
On the online applications form, please fill in the text in the graphic box (bottom left corner of page) and also tick the box indicating that you accept CIT's Online Terms & Conditions.
When all necessary sections have been completed, the Apply Now button is highlighted and the application can be made. Immediately a box comes up which states that your application has been made and notification sent to the email address provided.
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Please note that, if a place on a course is offered, applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €700 online. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
Art Therapists work in a wide variety of HSE and social care settings, including – adult and child psychiatry, education, palliative care, addiction services and community day centres. Many also work in private practice.
Professional Accreditation: On completion of the course graduates are eligible to register with the professional body Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).
Further Studies: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.
For detailed module information, please click here.