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    I'm considering applying for an Art Therapy Masters next year. I have an undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology. I am just wondering if anyone has applied for this type of course in the past or is hoping to in the future? Particularly I would like some advice on the portfolio of art work that is required. Unfortunately I have thrown away all of my previous art work and am unsure where to begin with creating a whole new portfolio (or if it is even possible within a year!).

    If anyone has any useful website or their own personal experience of the application process that would be great!

    Thank you in advance,


    The admissions website will give you the best guidance and if in doubt email and ask. Unless someone has applied successfully to this particular course you're unlikely to get better advice on here than admissions can give you.

    Hi, Most people have an art background before they apply to be an art therapist. It may be more difficult for you because you have a psychology degree and much of the MA is art based and you're expected to have an art practice and knowledge of the art making process.

    The portfolio is supposed to evidence your ongoing art practice.I don't think it's impossible to make a portfolio in a year but it does need to show your progression, how art has helped you personally, what art making means to you etc. Especially as it's art therapy; art making needs to be a main part of your life if you're going to be able to support other poeple's art making prcess. Any other questions let me know! I'd be happy to help
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