Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (Level 8)

Duration: One Academic Year (Part-time. One weekend a month, Oct to Apr) Entry to this course is by interview. 

Course Fee: €1,400

What is the course about?

The Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (level 8, 10 credits) offers an introduction to the core principles of Art Therapy – boundaries, the image, self-inquiry, process and the triangular relationship. Through experiential workshops, lectures and seminars, the course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the art therapy process. Many graduates from this course go on to undertake the MA in Art Therapy.

What will you be doing?

This course provides an opportunity to find out more about art therapy, exploring the history of Art Therapy and its theoretical underpinning through an extensive lecture programme. An opportunity is provided, through experiential workshops to experience and reflect on the process of Art Therapy within a group setting. Seminars, journaling and essay writing challenge participants to develop the practice of reflecting on their experiential learning and relating it to theory.

Why do this course?

  • Understand the role of creativity as a therapeutic methodology
  • Develop your awareness of the core principles of the practice of art therapy
  • Learn about a variety of clinical areas where art therapy is practised  
  • Understand the theory of Art Therapy in practice through experiential workshops 
  • Engage with and develop your own understanding of the creative process

Career Opportunities

Arts in Health Arts in Social Care Arts in Education Community Arts


Course Enquiries:
Catherine Phillips
+353 21 433 5249

For more information & to apply:

Download Interview Guidelines here