Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Art Therapy (MA)

Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Art
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Art Therapy/Therapist
Description:Art therapy involves helping those with emotional and psychological difficulties to deal with their problems through a cooperative process of discovery. Clients are encouraged to come to their own understanding of what their art reveals, facilitated by the therapist, who helps to negotiate interpretations of the client's drawings, which are created through a therapeutically oriented art-making process.

The program is recognized as an accredited art therapy training program by the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA) and the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). It educates and trains art therapists to function as recognized professionals within their field, who are committed to a strong sense of ethical and social responsibility. It aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the history, methods and theoretical foundations of art therapy. Investigation of the interrelationship between the visual arts and the therapeutic process is approached through experiential and didactic learning methods. Students acquire skills in the practice of psycho-dynamically oriented art therapy through their practicum and the study of theories of art therapy, as developed by leading practitioners. Students learn a variety of research methodologies as a foundation for completing the required research component of the program.
URL:Art Therapy (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,517

Approximate total program costs in Canadian dollars (based on 2016-2017 rates). Amounts include tuition, compulsory fees, health and dental plan as well as international health insurance.

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

500-word statement of purpose. Curriculum vitae. Three letters of recommendation (preferably academic). Portfolio. Previous work/volunteer experience in a clinical, rehabilitative or educational setting is expected. Direct experience with the therapeutic process is highly desirable.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2017

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