Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts Therapy)

    • CRICOS Code: 059249K

    Course overview

    • 4 years full time / 8 years part time
    • On Campus (Southbank)
    • Available to domestic and international students.


    The Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit (CATRU) aims to support the further development of creative arts therapy disciplines in Melbourne and wider Australia through research and research training.

    With an emphasis on drama, dance movement and art therapy, the Unit will research how various areas of healthcare such as acute hospital settings, rehab and recovery, community support and development, and health promotion can benefit from creative arts therapy.

    Currently, this involves the development of a graduate research (PhD) training program for creative arts therapists, and international research collaborations with creative arts therapy academic institutions around the world.