BC School of Art Therapy
Profile of Career College/Trade School
BC School of Art Therapy is a private educational institution accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia. The school is also a registered charity and non-profit society. The focus is on quality art therapy graduate level training with theory and practical instruction in a clinical setting.
Two main courses, a two-year post-bachelorís Diploma in Art Therapy and a 15 month post-masterís Certificate in Art Therapy are offered. These programs are also offered as weekend intensive courses, stretching to three or four years for employed students and are identical to the masterís degree courses with theory, practice and a thesis for diploma students. The part-time courses are diploma programs while the certificate programs offer specialization in the basics of art therapy for clinicians with mastersí degrees. These programs lay the foundation to enable students practice art therapy and also enhance clinical skills. To be eligible, students require a foundation in psychology, counseling and the fine arts. They are then taught a variety of therapies so that they can practice the one that suits their style best.
The main curriculum has courses in the theories of art therapy, a combination of art and psychopathology, and the application of art therapy with children, adolescents, and families.
Also offered are year round short courses for the public aimed at personal and professional development.
Key School Links
3D Sculpture/Handbuilding With Clay - Undergraduate Pre-Requisites
A Gentle Opening To The Wild: An Introduction To Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy - Current Short Courses
Applied Theories Of Art Therapy - Core Courses
Art And Psychopathology - Core Courses
Art Therapy With Children And Adolescents - Core Courses
Art Therapy With Families - Core Courses
Counselling Skill Training - Current Short Courses
Creative Exploration Art Studio - Current Short Courses
Drawing - Undergraduate Pre-Requisites
Dream Imagery And Art Therapy - Current Short Courses
Introduction To Art Therapy As A Profession - Current Short Courses
Introduction To Dramatherapy - Current Short Courses
Painting - Undergraduate Pre-Requisites
Special Topics In Art Therapy - Elective Courses
The Art Of Mythmaking - Current Short Courses
The Inner Mask: Making And Using Masks As A Therapeutic Tool - Current Short Courses
Animation and Game Design
Child and Youth Care
Construction, Surveying and Building
Drawing and Illustration
Management, Leadership and Training
Visual Art and Design
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