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LASALLE College of the Arts MA Art Therapy
LASALLE College of the Arts

MA Art Therapy

Singapore, Singapore

2 Years

English

Full time

30 Mar 2025

Aug 2025

SGD 10,764 / per semester

On-Campus

Introduction

Become a culturally informed, competent and ethical art therapist.

The highly selective MA Art Therapy programme is a global leader in blending Eastern and Western approaches, methodologies and perspectives to train art therapists who are culturally relevant and progressive in a fast-changing world.

A first of its kind in Southeast Asia, it develops credentialled art therapists who help people effect change and growth through art materials in a supported and safe environment. Drawing on a range of world-class medical and mental health options available in Singapore, this practice-based clinical programme emphasises experiential learning through art making, reflection and research.

Aligned to national mental health mandates and informed by international best practices, the programme is Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) approved, preparing you to become a professionally credentialed Registered Art Therapist (AThR).

You will purposefully facilitate an art-making process to create self-expression, reflection, understanding and change with people and/or communities who encounter a range of stress, trauma, physical, mental or societal challenges and experiences. Through taught modules, a deeply researched thesis and rigorous clinical placements, you will learn a range of psychotherapeutic concepts, theories and practices, and acquire critical knowledge and understanding of the philosophy of the modality itself. You will also be required to undergo a substantial period of highly supervised clinical practice placements.

Art therapists develop a range of professional competencies to work with the populace’s life cycles effectively. Graduates are successfully placed as therapists in various medical, social services and community-based organisations and in emerging settings such as educational, online and museums in Singapore and internationally. Our students' research theses contribute to furthering art therapy discourse and carving a niche for Singapore and the discipline.

Why apply

Professional education: Learn from established art therapists, mental health practitioners, and topic specialists from within Singapore, the region, and internationally.

Industry practice: Study alongside accomplished, innovative and pioneering practitioners who use art and creativity to enhance mental health, wellness and well-being.

ANZACATA-approved training: Engage in progressive discourse around core debates and emerging trends within art therapy practice, art therapy education, and research.

Career-ready professional competencies: Develop skills and knowledge set to local and international best practices, standards, and ethics that are socially responsive, relevant, context-specific, and culturally informed.

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