Master of Arts in Arts Therapy
The Master of Arts in Arts Therapy is a two-year course, which requires, as a prerequisite for matriculation, an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent educational and professional experience. It is designed to enable students with demonstrated commitment, experience and ability to build on their maturity as creative and caring individuals. It is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the pursuit of careers in Arts Therapy as professional Arts Therapists (students complete the clinical third year and graduate with the Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) degree – see below) or careers in academic research, in Arts Therapy administration or as practising artists. The Master of Arts in Arts Therapy is built around a comprehensive programme of theoretical readings, weekend seminars, formal assignments, guest speakers, fieldwork and case studies, creative studio, professional practices and professional electives.
The Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) is a three-year course, which requires, as a prerequisite for matriculation, an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent educational and professional experience. The third year of the Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) programme is designed to extend and deepen a student’s knowledge and skills by building on attainment in the principal subjects of the creative arts and psychotherapy. It provides the student with a systematic and coherent survey of current thinking and the opportunity to undertake self-directed study, research and scholarship in the area of arts in psychotherapy. The supervised placement and case studies will demonstrate intellectual independence, analytical rigour and sound communication. The third year of the Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) programme will provide the clinical instruction and supervision required by associated professional bodies to enable the graduates to become members of these approved associations.
This degree is a poroved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provision of the Education Act, 1989.