Arts therapist

Arts therapist

“An arts therapist uses art, drama or music to carry out therapy interventions to improve a person’s mental and physical health and well”

An arts therapist uses art, drama or music to carry out therapy interventions to improve a person’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. You’ll help an individual to experience themselves and others in different ways. This is particularly helpful when emotions are too confusing to express verbally, when verbal communication is difficult, or when words are not enough to relay feelings. In your daily work, you’ll interact with people of every age and with many different difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. Arts therapy sessions may be delivered individually or in groups. You’ll be responsible for managing a caseload of clients. You’ll devise support plans and build rapport with clients to create a safe environment to help them to develop their self-awareness and self-confidence and to improve their functioning and promote mental wellbeing. On completion, you’ll achieve a master’s degree in art therapy, art psychotherapy, dramatherapy or music therapy.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, music and drama

Entry requirements: Proficiency in art, drama or music demonstrated by a degree or experiential equivalence. Must be able to communicate in English to the standard equivalent to level 7 of the International English Language Testing System, with no element below 6.5

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk