Art Therapy is for those who want in-depth knowledge and skills of the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of art therapy and who are motivated by interdisciplinary research of art therapy. Art Therapy is a specialisation in the Part-Time Master of Aesthetic Practices in Society.
To apply for this program you must have:
- bachelor's degree or equivalent in social and/or health care, teacher education, psychology, pedagogy, or theology, or
- bachelor's degree in visual arts/ and/or design with 60 credits studies in social and/or health care, psychology, or pedagogy such as art therapy, art education or PPU
You must also have:
- motivation letter according to given criteria
- an average grade of at least 2.5 grade point average/C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor's degree
- proof of your English proficiency
Applicants will be ranked on the basis of grade average from their bachelor's degree.
How to apply
You apply via Søknadsweb.
- 1 March: early admission for applicants from the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
- 15 April: ordinary admission for applicants from the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
The part-time programme has admission every three years. The next will be in 2024.
There is no tuition fee. You only pay a semester fee each semester (student.oslomet.no).
You must also expect expenses for, among other things, equipment, materials and software for your own creative work and tasks related to the studies.
What do you learn?
Art Therapy integrates knowledge of the use of art materials and creative process with psychological theories, therapeutic methods, and research. It focuses on how art therapy is used in different contexts within mental health, somatic care, social work, or in educational or cultural contexts.
Students will learn how to develop interventions and methods to work with prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, or recovery, based on different clients’ needs and evidence from previous research. The specialisation also introduces how different assessment and evaluation methods can be used to study user experience, art therapy process or outcome.
Throughout their studies, students will reflect on personal experiences in relation to art therapeutic relationship and methods, professional practice, and ethics. The study includes practical training under professional supervision. Students are expected to become creative and reflective actors who can influence the current practice of prevention and rehabilitation of health-related challenges.
The programme has an international, interdisciplinary and professional perspective on art therapy practice and research.
How the programme is taught
The teaching consists of:
The part-time programme combines classroom teaching at campus including lectures, workshops and seminars and remote teaching. Learning is also based on individual and group-based work and supervision via the internet using asynchronous and synchronous communication.
Instructions will be in English. All course requirements and exams can be written either in a Scandinavian language or in English.
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Study abroad as part of the master's programme must be approved by the faculty. You must send an application for an exchange to the faculty administration early in your studies.
The Art Therapy specialisation provides various opportunities for a career in the public or private sector. After completing the programme you have the skills to practice art therapy in different societal contexts such as social-, health-, pedagogical or cultural contexts. The master’s degree also provides the opportunity to work with service and professional development, research and teaching.
The specialisation in Art Therapy will help respond to the growing regional and national mental health needs of people from all age groups and with different cultural backgrounds. It will help respond to future societal needs and development in a field in which there are no comparable programs nationally.
The programme qualifies you to apply for research training and doctoral programmes such as The PhD programme in Innovation for Sustainability.
Further studies at OsloMet
Questions about studying at OsloMet
You can contact us by e-mail with any questions about studying at OsloMet, the application process and life as a student.
If you have specific questions about the degree, you can contact the faculty directly by e-mail.