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Art Therapy / Social Art

Bachelor of Arts / Part-Time

Art therapists and social artists structure therapeutic and social processes by means of practical artistic activity with individuals or groups and apply their competencies in projects, institutions or in their own practice. They employ painting, sculpture, graphics and also photographic and cinematic media as their means of expression. These form the special basis for art therapeutic approaches, diagnostics and the recording of medical histories.

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The programme has an anthroposophical orientation and opens space to reflect upon learned content artistically and in scientific discourse in the context of related disciplines. It is comprised of 10-11 weekends plus 2 weeks of intensive attendance learning per year. It is divided into 4 main areas of study and the Bachelor’s thesis.

1. Fundamentals of Art
Painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, film and digital media as well as cross-media studies from drama and music therapy.

2. Fundamentals of Art Therapy
Recording of medical history, diagnosis and therapy methods, anthropological development, paediatrics, biography, medicine, physiology, pathology, psychology, psychiatry, occupational science and research in theory and practice.

3.  Art Therapy in Practice
Self-awareness (100 hours) and basic knowledge of art therapy and social art in four fields of practice (500 hours):

  1. Art mediation
  2. Children and youth
  3. Adults and seniors
  4. Clinical internship

Additionally recommended:

  • 360 hours internships (for professional and umbrella organisations)
  • 30-50 hours of external self-awareness

These achievements are listed in the diploma supplement at the end of the course.

4. Studium Generale

The lectures and seminars of this supplementary cultural studies programme encourage students to reflect upon philosophical issues and thus find and form their own position in the social and cultural context.

Bachelor’s Thesis
The programme concludes with the writing of an academic thesis.

  • Reflected artistic practice
  • Contemplation of works
  • Lectures
  • Seminars and exercises in small groups
  • E-learning
  • Colloquia
  • Excursions
  • Supervision, team consultation
  • Internships
  • Conferences, symposia, advanced training

Applications must be submitted in writing (not digitally) and should include the following documents:

Application Documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Officially certified copies of school leaving certificates and degrees
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider
  • 2 passport photos
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate)

Portfolio

For assessment of your artistic aptitude, please submit an art portfolio. The following requirements apply:

  • At least 20 works that have been completed within the last 2 years
  • Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video (photos and video should make up max. 25% of the portfolio)
  • Maximum portfolio size A1
  • Photographic documentation of large-format pictures, paintings/drawings on canvas and sculptures. Photo format 20x30cm. Three-dimensional works photographed from three sides.
  • All works should be labelled on the back: applicant’s name, title of work, technique, size and date
  • Portfolio should be organised by topic, technique or artistic development
  • The portfolio may be collected at admissions weekend in June of the application year, at the Secretary’s Office, or returned by post (subject to a fee).
  • Evaluation Criteria: Self-expression, originality and personal artistic themes. Range of artistic abilities, especially in painting and drawing. Dealing with pictorial elements (material and form). Attention to detail and thorough execution of pictures.

The Bachelor's Programme Art Therapy / Social Art is aimed at self-reflective practitioners – primarily from artistic, social and/or health-related occupational fields.

  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Or completed vocational training with at least 3 years of professional experience, supplementary higher education entrance exam required
  • 4-week social internship
  • Successful participation in the university entrance exam

The programme qualifies students for work in clinics, rehabilitation facilities, social work, intercultural contexts and in their own practice (admission as a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy required).

The programme has an anthroposophical orientation and opens space to reflect upon learned content artistically and in scientific discourse in the context of related disciplines. It is comprised of 10-11 weekends plus 2 weeks of intensive attendance learning per year. It is divided into 4 main areas of study and the Bachelor’s thesis.

1. Fundamentals of Art
Painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, film and digital media as well as cross-media studies from drama and music therapy.

2. Fundamentals of Art Therapy
Recording of medical history, diagnosis and therapy methods, anthropological development, paediatrics, biography, medicine, physiology, pathology, psychology, psychiatry, occupational science and research in theory and practice.

3.  Art Therapy in Practice
Self-awareness (100 hours) and basic knowledge of art therapy and social art in four fields of practice (500 hours):

  1. Art mediation
  2. Children and youth
  3. Adults and seniors
  4. Clinical internship

Additionally recommended:

  • 360 hours internships (for professional and umbrella organisations)
  • 30-50 hours of external self-awareness

These achievements are listed in the diploma supplement at the end of the course.

4. Studium Generale

The lectures and seminars of this supplementary cultural studies programme encourage students to reflect upon philosophical issues and thus find and form their own position in the social and cultural context.

Bachelor’s Thesis
The programme concludes with the writing of an academic thesis.

  • Reflected artistic practice
  • Contemplation of works
  • Lectures
  • Seminars and exercises in small groups
  • E-learning
  • Colloquia
  • Excursions
  • Supervision, team consultation
  • Internships
  • Conferences, symposia, advanced training

Applications must be submitted in writing (not digitally) and should include the following documents:

Application Documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Officially certified copies of school leaving certificates and degrees
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider
  • 2 passport photos
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF, DSH or an equivalent certificate)

Portfolio

For assessment of your artistic aptitude, please submit an art portfolio. The following requirements apply:

  • At least 20 works that have been completed within the last 2 years
  • Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video (photos and video should make up max. 25% of the portfolio)
  • Maximum portfolio size A1
  • Photographic documentation of large-format pictures, paintings/drawings on canvas and sculptures. Photo format 20x30cm. Three-dimensional works photographed from three sides.
  • All works should be labelled on the back: applicant’s name, title of work, technique, size and date
  • Portfolio should be organised by topic, technique or artistic development
  • The portfolio may be collected at admissions weekend in June of the application year, at the Secretary’s Office, or returned by post (subject to a fee).
  • Evaluation Criteria: Self-expression, originality and personal artistic themes. Range of artistic abilities, especially in painting and drawing. Dealing with pictorial elements (material and form). Attention to detail and thorough execution of pictures.

The Bachelor's Programme Art Therapy / Social Art is aimed at self-reflective practitioners – primarily from artistic, social and/or health-related occupational fields.

  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Or completed vocational training with at least 3 years of professional experience, supplementary higher education entrance exam required
  • 4-week social internship
  • Successful participation in the university entrance exam

The programme qualifies students for work in clinics, rehabilitation facilities, social work, intercultural contexts and in their own practice (admission as a non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy required).

The most important thing at a glance

Application Deadline for Autumn Semester 2019
07 May 2019

Admission Procedures
25 and 26 Mai 2019

University Entrance Exam
14 June 2019

Course Duration
The standard study period is 8 semesters (part-time)

Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Tuition Fees
291 euros/month

Financial Support
More details available under Funding.

Guidance Counselling
26/09/18 // 4pm
05/10/18 // 4pm

Portfolio Coaching
08/09/2018 // 5pm
05/10/2018 // 6pm
Appointments for guidance counselling and portfolio coaching can be scheduled via e-mail.

Contact and Guidance
Department of Art Therapies and Therapeutic Science
Tel. +49 2222 93211808

Art Therapy / Social Art