The CIT Crawford College of Art & Design offers an exciting post-graduate course in Art Therapy. The College is the first in Ireland to provide professional training in Art Therapy. Successful graduates receive the Master of Arts in Art Therapy, which is a recognised qualification for Art Therapy practice. This course is a 2-year, full-time programme; it is also offered on a 3-year part-time basis. In either case, students must complete all the mandatory modules.
To be eligible for the course, candidates normally require an honours degree in Art & Design or Fine Art, but teachers and honours graduates from the medical and social sciences (nurses, social workers and psychologists, for example), are also considered. A small number of non-graduates are also considered if they have extensive prior clinical experience. All candidates must present a strong portfolio of personal art work and have a minimum of one year’s clinical experience within a relevant area.
In addition, eligible students may pursue an MA by research in the fields of Art Therapy or Community Arts.