Program posted by: University of Haifa
Posted on: March 19, 2013
Art therapy is a dynamic field in the mental health profession that uses art media, such as paint, chalk, crayons and sculpture as its primary mode of communication. Art therapy is used with people of all ages, from children to the elderly, and it is especially valuable with clients who have difficulties expressing themselves verbally. Art therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, educational institutions, community mental health facilities, prisons, hospices, day-care centers and private practices. The University of Haifa is the only accredited academic institution in Israel to offer a graduate degree in this vital and growing field.
The MA in Art Therapy is a year-long program, taught over three consecutive semesters in English. Students will complete their academic coursework at the university during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, students participate in a practicum and receive individual and group supervision.
Students from countries with which the University of Haifa has an agreement may request to complete their practicum experiences in their country of origin under the supervision of a therapist/supervisor who will be pre-approved by the University of Haifa. Please contact the International School to check if your country is eligible: email@example.com
All students complete 600 hours of field training throughout the program. Upon completion of all field training hours, students will be awarded an MA diploma in Creative Arts Therapies with a specialization in Art Therapy.
General Admission Requirements:
• Accredited BA, diploma and transcript
• A minimum of 3.0 GPA or equivalent to 80%
• TOEFL scores (if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English). A minimum of 570 (paper-based test), 230 (computer-based test) or 89 (internet-based test)
• Two recommendations from an academic
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
• Copy of your valid passport & six passport-sized photos
• Personal statement (500-700 words)
• Interview (group and/or individual)
• Medical forms
Admission Prerequisites (18 credits):
• Introduction to Psychology (2 credits)
• Physio-psychology (2 credits)
• Personality Theories (2 credits)
• Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
• Psychopathology/Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
• Research Methods (2 credits)
• Statistics (2 credits)
Candidates must provide documented proof of training and practical, "hands-on" experience in visual art. Practical experience may include exhibitions, arts-based community work and/or a portfolio of the applicant's artwork.
Applicants who do not meet the above academic prerequisites may complete missing courses online, in English.
For more information about admissions requirements and deadlines please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org