Art Therapy Northern Programme
‘The late D.W. Winnicott was one British analyst who drew particular attention to the need throughout life, for a third area of human experiencing which was concerned exclusively with neither subjective fantasy, nor objective knowledge, but involved a mingling of both. Towards the end of his life, he became increasingly interested in the relevance of these ideas to art and human creativity in general ... Art may be necessary for human health and happiness, but it is becoming harder and harder for ordinary men, and ordinary women, to practise it. Not only those in our society who have become ill, old, imprisoned, or mentally disturbed lack contact with creative processes and their restorative powers’ (Fuller, 1984: 2).
Fuller, P. (1984) ‘Foreword’. In T. Dalley, ed., Art as Therapy. London: Tavistock.
MA Art Psychotherapy Practice
The MA Art Psychotherapy Practice is the pre-registration course required for practice as an Art Psychotherapist or an Art Therapist in the UK. ‘Art Psychotherapist’ and ‘Art Therapist’ are the protected titles for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council; both titles describe the same professional practice. It is not possible to practice legally without a qualification and without registration with the HPC.
Students can enrol as full time students and study for two years, or as part time students and study for three years. The course includes a combination of academic study and placement experience. The programme provides appropriate placements.
Course information (including the application form) is in the attachments below and it can be printed.
The attachments are as follows:
Applications - Applications can be sent at any time. Interviews take place throughout the year. Please complete and return application forms to
The Art Therapy Northern Programme
c/o Sue Turton: Programme Administrator
Sheffield S3 7EZ
Fees for the 2011-12 session were in the region of:
Course fees are subject to small incremental increases each year, the precise details of these and of payment by instalments are provided by Leeds Metropolitan University when students register.
This page was last updated on 14th December 2012