Art Therapy Diploma Course

Original price was: £325.00.Current price is: £265.00.

Course Overview (Sale Price)

Registered Open College Diploma Course

  • SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Certificate Course
  • Upon completion of this course, you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Art.Therapy dip which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally, you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This Certificate course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £265.00

Course Description

Art Therapy Diploma Course

Art therapy “explores the emotional depths of the human experience, in a nonthreatening and easily accessible manner” that is both enjoyable and accessible to individuals with a diverse range of cognitive and physical abilities.

The art therapist uses the process of creating art to identify and explore the deepest feelings, and to employ art expression as the primary mode of communication, insight, and life enhancement.

Art as a mode of personal growth and understanding is not restricted just to those under formal art therapy. Individuals may use art as a primary language of expression without requesting or requiring involvement from a professional art therapist. Some therapeutic advantages of art can be accessed through more overtly therapeutic interventions.

Illustration is a natural mode of self-expression, culturally universal and easily accessible. It reflects thoughts and feelings and is often more eloquent than words.

The inherent healing properties of art have been revered throughout history. In the past several decades, art-making in mental health care has been incorporated into established research models and used to encourage self-exploration, self-expression, and personal empowerment.

Art therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on the quality of life for people in a variety of circumstances, including breast cancer patients, children with HIV/AIDS-affected families, and recovery from traumatic brain injury. The work described here stems from collaborative research conducted across disciplines and across institutional boundaries.

Since life has no boundaries, the applications of art in therapy are limitless. When making art in the safety of therapeutic borders, one can speak through creativity without whispering a word, reinforcing connections discovered through actions, thoughts, and feelings.

No one professional set can provide universally skillful guidance yet the creation of any art by any human being no matter the age gives evidence of the soul’s dance and the spirit’s song. The number of tools in a therapist’s toolkit and personal commitment to continue learning has few limitations.

To understand the possibilities of art in healing, its historical antecedents, the caring individuals who first described the emotional and spiritual need and shaped the art therapy profession, those who profit from creative activities, and the practitioners who blend art education with psychoanalysis and family therapy need to be explored.

This course is open to anyone with or without any past experience or qualifications.

Anyone is welcome to join this course including complete beginners and professionals alike in the subject.

This course is ideally suited to qualified therapists who already have qualifications and experience in related fields.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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