Art Therapy Masters after OT BSc?Watch
I currently have a place to start a fine art course this september, however have recently decided that I want to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy instead. In the future I really hope to get onto an MA Art therapy course, and just wondered if anyone out there has studied OT at BSc and then done an MA in Art Therapy? I understand that fine art is probably the better option if I want to be an art therapist in the future, however because of financial reasons, I will be unable to study an MA in Art therapy if I undertake a BA in Fine art.
Any help/advice/comments would be great!
They're vastly different subjects, so if you don't want to be an OT, I wouldn't suggest studying it. If you say to anyone in OT that you're studying it because you want to do Art Therapy, you'll get laughed at and probably offend them a bit too.
Have a nice day!
Don't get me wrong, some parts of OT are relevant to art therapy but by and large there's very little to compare the two with. Art therapy is about using creativity and art to express and manage emotions but not really practical or holistic in it's approach to anything other than mental health. You may find yourself type cast into mental health roles I would imagine. I think the difference would be that OT is far reaching but Art Therapy is quite closed off to where you can go.
Maybe my attraction to the physical side of OT is showing I think there's just so many cool things in OT that have nothing at all to do with art - assistive technology, neuro-rehab, making sure an elderly person is safe in their own home - that you'd be doing your passion for Art Therapy a disservice almost by doing OT first? Who knows, you might go to your course and come over to the dark side of OT
Best of luck! x
Also, out of curiousity, why wouldn't you be able to study your MA if you do Fine Art?
I cannot complete a BA in Fine Art and then an MA after, because I would be £70,000 in debt.
I see all the different areas of OT and go "I WANT TO DO THEM ALLLLL!"
Hi im currently in collage and I will be applying to uni next year. I'm also looking at becoming a Art therapist and I would prefer to do OT at uni rather than fine art. I am very good at art but do you think they would accept me on to the masters course of I did OT?