Master of Art Therapy

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This is a clinical training program that equips graduates with theoretical knowledge and practical experience for work in a variety of contexts including government and community organisations, health care settings and private practice. The Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy and Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy are available as an exit point only.


160 credit points.


  • Art therapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Hold a qualification as detailed on the WS website
  • Submit a portfolio of work and CV directly to the School
  • Attend a group interview on campus. See website for more details.


The Master of Art Therapy complies with the training guidelines of the Association of Arts Therapy (ANZATA) and has been approved by the ANZATA Accreditation Sub Committee. Course graduates are eligible to apply for professional registration with ANZATA. Depending on their field of employment, Master of Art Therapy graduates may be entitled to industrial award coverage as an Art Therapist under the NSW Health Professionals Award. This course is also accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta Domestic: $43,840
International: $53,508
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course at the WS website.

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