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Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical)

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design
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About this program

Whitecliffe Arts Therapy graduates are able to combine their passions for creativity and for working with others to enhance well-being. They develop the confidence to contribute to this dynamic, emerging field, harnessing their own experience and interests to pioneer new frontiers in this rapidly expanding profession.

The MA AT (Clinical) degree involves two fulltime clinical years that extends and deepens knowledge and skills in the principal subjects of creative arts and psychotherapy, and includes a research project. The programme can be entered following successful completion of the requirements for the one year programme or equivalent. Completion of this two year degree leads to a Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) degree with the required number of supervised placement hours provides a pathway to professional registration as an arts therapist.

The clinical programme involves placements as a trainee arts therapist with supervised client contact, a research project, as well as intensive training seminars on campus. Each seminar includes a range of practitioners who share their specialties, including at least two international guests during each year.

The programme has four components: participation in two intensive five day seminars and two intensive four day seminars per year; associated assignments; student placement, research and supervision.

The two compulsory courses consist of

  • Arts Psychotherapy
  • Research Methods

Additional Components

  • Seminars
  • Arts Therapy Supervision
  • Student Placement and Supervised Practice
  • Clinical Assignments

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Whitecliffe College is one of New Zealand’s highest ranked and awarded research institutions in the private sector and has a long-standing record of academic excellence. Our vision To be globally recognised as a centre of education excellence, and New Zealand’s...

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