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Principles of Art Therapy (Foundation)

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Art Therapy

  • Type of Course:


  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    19th May 2019

Course summary

Through theory and workshops this course provides an opportunity to experience and reflect on the core principles of Art Therapy within a group setting.


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This programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fee must be paid before attending lectures.


Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy
(Foundation Course)


Course fee €1,400

The Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (formerly the Art Therapy Foundation Course) is a Level 8 (10 ECTs credits on the National Framework of Qualifications) certificate comprising of two 5 credit assessed modules. Through theory and experiential learning this course provides an opportunity to explore Art Therapy within a group setting.

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the basic principles of Art Therapy. For many, this introduction may be a step towards training as a qualified Art Therapist, for others it may introduce them to a more sympathetic understanding of the role of art in rehabilitation and development work.

Each month is focused on a core principle of art therapy. Students will participate in a lecture, experiential workshops and a seminar, exploring that principal with qualified arts therapists. A variety of approaches to the process of Art Therapy will be introduced through these workshops, lectures and seminars.

The course usually falls on the second weekend of the month and runs over seven weekends. 

Entry to this course is by interview. 

Detailed module information is available here.

  • Online application is open. Closing date is 18th October 2019.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €700 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • NB ► Please upload the following supporting documentation here with your application (relevant experience & reason for applying to this course and have you had experience of personal therapy).
  • Please note: Entry to this course is by interview. 

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Ms Louise Foott
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